June 5, 2017

Predicting transfusions in total joint patients

By: Judy Mathias
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Using patient-specific preoperative variables, a validated logistic regression model predicted transfusions in total hip and knee patients in this study.

The model identified preoperative hemoglobin, total hip arthroplasty, and females 65 years of age and older as predictors of perioperative transfusions.


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The model also may help identify those whose transfusion needs may be lowered through preoperative hemoglobin optimization, the authors say.

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