In 2007, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists issued clinical practice guidelines on perioperative blood transfusion and blood conservation in cardiac surgery.1 In a 2009 follow-up survey of clinicians considered the primary target group of these guidelines, more than two-thirds of respondents indicated some degree of familiarity with the guidelines.2 However, reported changes in practice resulting from the guidelines were limited, and about half of the respondents indicated that they did not adhere to the recommended reduced hemoglobin cutoff points as transfusion triggers.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 18
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.