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We would like to list here several important links devoted to blood loss reduction techniques,
especially to acute normovolemic hemodilution, which is widely used in our department.


The Safety and Efficacy of "Bloodless" Cardiac Surgery
A. Shander, D. Moskowitz, and T. S. Rijhwani
Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, March 1, 2005; 9(1): 53 - 63
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Autologous Blood Donation in Cardiac Surgery: Reduction of Allogeneic Blood Transfusion and Cost-Effectiveness
Wulf Dietrich MD, PhD, Klaus Thuermel MD, Sophie Heyde MD, Raimund Busley MD and Karin Berger MA
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Volume 19, Issue 5 , October 2005, Pages 589-596

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Reduction of homologous blood requirements by blood-pooling at the onset of cardiopulmonary bypass
A. F. Petry, MD, T. Jost, H. Sievers, MD
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1994;107:1210-1214


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The Risk Associated with Aprotinin in Cardiac Surgery
Mangano D. T., Tudor I. C., Dietzel C., the Multicenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia Research Group and the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation
N Engl J Med 2006; 354:353-365, Jan 26, 2006.

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FDA reaction to the previous article

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