Elective Surgery Safe in Australia for Hemophilia, Bleeding Disorders

Elective Surgery Safe in Australia for Hemophilia, Bleeding Disorders

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Elective Surgery Safe in Australia for Hemophilia, Bleeding Disorders

Complication rates for elective surgeries in people with inherited bleeding disorders like hemophilia are low in Australia, reflecting good safety in their performance despite guidelines not always being followed, a study reported. Use of a specialty hemophilia treatment center (HTC) for surgery, and use of factor replacement therapy were among guidelines sometimes ignored or altered, its investigators found, highlighting a need to review current policies and practices. The study, “Elective surgery in patients with inherited bleeding disorders: A retrospective…

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