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Preoperative anemia and its management

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Journal
Transfusion and Apheresis Science
1473-0502
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
50
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2013.12.006

Abstract

Abstract The WHO defines anemia as 13g/dl in males, 12g/dl in non-pregnant women, and 11g/dl in pregnant women. Anemia is prevalent in various patient populations. The detrimental affect of anemia is present in all of this population of patients. Preoperative anemia is associated with perioperative increased perioperative morbidity and mortality and increased risks of blood transfusion, a standardized approach for the detection, evaluation, and management of anemia is needed.

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