Published in Cancer Weekly, November 2nd, 1998
Immunosuppression associated with homologous blood transfusion was observed first in patients who had undergone renal allograft transplantation. Clinical effects of transfusion-induced immunosuppression in surgical patients have been debated in the literature for more than a decade, and study results have been contradictory.
R. Bellantone et al. explored whether homologous blood transfusions significantly affect postoperative septic morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing elective surgery for gastric...
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