Delma DCunha | India

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Delma DCunha

Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical care, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India


  • Research   
    A Study to Evaluate the Optimum Timing for Analyzing the Haemoglobin Indices in the Postoperative Period
    Author(s): Vishnu PS, Delma DCunha and Leo Francis Tauro

    Background: In the intraoperative period; unless there is a significant hemodynamic change due to acute blood loss, blood transfusion is avoided as much as possible to avoid its complications. Hence most often it is managed with crystalloids and colloids to maintain normovolemia to counter the acute blood loss in surgery. In surgical practice, there are not many available data to assess the best timing in the postoperative period to assess the haemoglobin and hematocrit to decide the need for transfusion. This is vital information as it will help to guide the need for further transfusions. A patient who undergoes major surgery in our hospital most often receives 2 or more units of blood intraoperatively or postoperatively. Hence this study was done to get the optimal value of hematocrit and haemoglobin in the postoperative period in patients who have received a blood transfusion. Meth.. Read More»

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