Transfusion Therapy - Pharmacologic Therapy

Transfusion Therapy - Pharmacologic Therapy is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Erythropoietin

Erythropoietin increases RBC mass by stimulating proliferation and development of the erythroid precursor cells. It can be used before elective surgery to increase RBC production. Its role in the perioperative period is unclear. Concern remains that its use will increase the incidence of venous and arterial thrombotic events.

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