Researchers observed a 56% decrease in multi-unit red blood cell transfusions and a 47% decrease in the red blood cell units used in neurosurgery on average in a study of continuous hemoglobin monitoring, according to findings presented at an anesthesia technology meeting. Using noninvasive continuous hemoglobin monitoring technology from Masimo also allowed faster transfusions, the company said. Lowering the need for transfusions during surgery could help hospitals save $1,000 per patient, the study found.
Study yields promising findings for blood monitoring system
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