Carboxyhemoglobin levels were measured in patients undergoing posterior lumbar spine surgery with use of intraoperative cell saver blood salvage. Increased carboxyhemoglobin levels were demonstrated in cell saver salvaged blood. Systemic blood Carboxyhemoglobin levels increased with cell saver blood transfusion. No patient demonstrated clinical effects of carbon monoxide toxicity.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Spinal Disorders|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
- Carbon monoxide
- Cell saver
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology