In vitro evaluation of the Fresenius Kabi CATSmart Autotransfusion System.
The Journal of extra-corporeal technology.
Blood, Blood Cells, Blood Component Removal, Blood Transfusion, Autologous, Equipment Design, Equipment Failure Analysis, Humans, Operative Blood Salvage, Robotics, Specimen Handling
Use of autotransfusion systems to collect, wash, and concentrate shed blood during surgical procedures is a widely used method for reducing postoperative anemia and the need for blood transfusions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the CATSmart Continuous Autotransfusion System wash program performance with small (200 or 700 mL) and large volumes (1,000 mL) of shed blood and to determine non-inferiority of the CATSmart to the C.A.T.S
Alberts, Melissa; Groom, Robert C; Walczak, Richard; Kramer, Robert; Karpiel, Adrienne; Dieter, Jeanette; Sheth, Lisa; Greene, Nathaniel H; and Jooste, Edmund H, "In vitro evaluation of the Fresenius Kabi CATSmart Autotransfusion System." (2017). Maine Medical Center. 549.