Autodonazioni preoperatorie nella chirurgia della prostata

Translated title of the contribution: Preoperative autologous blood donation in prostate surgery

Pierluigi Tramacére, Daniela Tomasiello, Stefania Besana, Angelo Sogni, Francesco Franzoso, Marco Grasso, Paolo Mocarelli

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Background and objectives. Urological surgery is a field in which preoperative autologous blood donation has a valid clinical application, provided that selective criteria for recruiting patients are adopted. In order to identify patients with a real transfusion need, we reviewed the medical records of 365 patients admitted to our hospital and submitted to surgery (transvescical adenomectomy or radical prostatectomy) because of benign or malignant prostate disease. Materials and methods. All the patients were evaluated with respect to age, weight, prostate specific antigen plasma concentration, haemoglobin concentration measured in different periods of the patient's clinical history, volume of surgically removed prostate tissue, number of donated blood units and number actually transfused. Results. Analysis of variance, performed on these clinical variables, comparing transfused versus nontransfused patients, in accordance with the type of surgery, resulted statistically significant (p

Translated title of the contributionPreoperative autologous blood donation in prostate surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)194-206
Number of pages13
JournalBlood Transfusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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