Neurosurg Rev 2017 Feb 3. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
The Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, and Department of Neurosurgery, The Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
We assessed the impact of intra- and postoperative RBC transfusion on postoperative morbidity and mortality in cranial surgery. A total of 8924 adult patients who underwent cranial surgery were identified in the 2006-2011 American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Patients undergoing a biopsy, radiosurgery, or outpatient surgery were excluded. Read More