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[Clinical experience of autotransfusion of shed mediastinal blood using a new device].

Authors
  • Oshitomi, T
  • Tei, I
  • Taniyasu, N
  • Bonkohara, Y
  • Nemoto, S
  • Nishida, H
  • Endo, M
  • Koyanagi, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1994
Volume
47
Issue
6
Pages
451–454
Identifiers
PMID: 8207883
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Autotransfusion of shed mediastinal blood is expected to be adopted as a technique to reduce transfusion thus preventing various complications such as hepatitis, AIDS, and GVHD. We report the usefulness and problems of a new device-Solcotrans Plus, which only requires connection to wall suction. This device consists of three parts: suction, reservoir bag, and filter for autoinfusion. After setting the suction and reservoir bag primed with anticoagulant, ACD or heparin, and connecting the unit to a wall suction, we performed autotransfusion of shed blood through the filtration component in ICU after operation. Postoperative hematological and biochemical examinations revealed no complications or adverse effects of autotransfusion. This device is available, simple to handle, and is useful for returning shed blood. We believe that this device will be effective for non-blood open heart surgery or reduction of transfusion.

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