Title

In vitro evaluation of the Fresenius Kabi CATSmart Autotransfusion System.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Institution/Department

Cardiology

Journal Title

The Journal of extra-corporeal technology.

MeSH Headings

Blood, Blood Cells, Blood Component Removal, Blood Transfusion, Autologous, Equipment Design, Equipment Failure Analysis, Humans, Operative Blood Salvage, Robotics, Specimen Handling

ISSN

0022-1058

Abstract

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

First Page

107

Last Page

111

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