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Anemia

  • Ronald HuangEmail author
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Abstract

Both preoperative and postoperative anemia are associated with increased morbidity and mortality after surgery. The goals of managing anemia in the perioperative setting are identifying patients with anemia, optimizing hemoglobin and hematocrit, preventing unnecessary blood loss, and using red blood cell transfusions judiciously.

Keywords

Mean Corpuscular Volume Iron Sucrose Ferric Gluconate Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation Postoperative Anemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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