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.
KeywordsMean Corpuscular Volume Iron Sucrose Ferric Gluconate Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation Postoperative Anemia
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