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Peri-operative blood transfusion in gastric cancer surgery: prognostic or confounding factor?

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of surgery (London, England)
Publication Date
Volume
11 Suppl 1
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DOI: 10.1016/S1743-9191(13)60027-8
PMID: 24380538
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Medline
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Abstract

The study showed a worse prognosis for transfused patients, but PBTs seem a confounding factor more than a prognostic indicator, as they are obviously affected by other variables.

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