Factors associated with the need for blood transfusion during hysterectomy
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 06/26/2012
Sordia–Hernández LH et al. – A significant number of patients who underwent transfusion had increased preoperative prothrombin levels; P=0.04. Hemoglobin level before surgery and a history of abnormal uterine bleeding can be identified preoperatively and might warn about the possibility of a need for transfusion among patients undergoing hysterectomy. For young patients, alterations in clotting mechanisms should be ruled out.