Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blood transfusions into spinal fusion hold steady

According to a new research published in scientific journal Spine states that the U.S. patients are undergoing the spinal fusion. It has also been observed that the rates of allogeneic blood transfusion increased from the 2000 to 2009, while the pre-donated autologous blood transfusion rates are decreased. The research was conducted on the specific patients who actually underwent the spinal fusion. Working on the study the researchers have observed that there is an extremely increasing trend over the ALBT rate that is from 4.3 to 8.0 percent, and a decreasing trend in the PR-ABT rate that is from 2.6 to 0.7. Further the rates are stable for the overall blood transfusion and PE-ABT. Authors further explains, “The overall blood transfusion rate remained stable; however, it may be reduced by using a patient blood management program, targeting the subgroups of patients with the high ALBT rate.” This discovery will help in further studies too.

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