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Ackroyd SA, Brown J, Houck K, Chu C, Mantia-Smaldone G, Rubin S, Hernandez E
A preoperative risk score to predict red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing hysterectomy for ovarian cancer
Am J Obstet Gynecol (2018) 219:598 e1-598 e10.
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Patients with ovarian cancer experience a high rate of anemia throughout their treatment course, with rates ranging from 19% to 95%. Blood transfusions offer symptom relief but may be costly, are limited in supply, and have been associated with worse 30-day surgical morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for blood transfusion with packed red blood cell (pRBC) and develop a transfusion risk score to identify patients undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer who are at lowest risk for a blood transfusion. Our aim is to help clinicians identify those who may not require a crossmatch to encourage resource utilization and cost savings. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective database cohort study of 3,470 patients who underwent hysterectomy for ovarian cancer utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (NSQIP) from 2014-2016. The association between risk factors with respect to 30-day postoperative blood transfusion was modeled using logistic regression. A risk score to predict blood transfusion was created. RESULTS: 891 (25.7%) patients received a blood transfusion. In multivariate analysis, blood transfusion was independently associated with age (OR 1.90, p<0.01), African American race (OR 2.30, p<0.01), ascites (OR 1.89, p=0.02), preoperative hematocrit <30% (OR 10.70, p<0.01), preoperative platelet count >400 (x10(9)/L) (OR 1.75, p<0.01), occurrence of disseminated cancer (OR 1.71, p<0.01), open surgical approach (OR 7.88, p<0.01), operative time >3 hours (OR 2.19, p<0.01) and additional surgical procedures including: large bowel resection (OR 4.23, p<0.01), bladder/ureter resection (OR 1.69, p=0.02), and pelvic exenteration (p=0.02). A preoperative risk score using age, race, ascites, preoperative hematocrit and platelets, presence of disseminated cancer, planned hysterectomy approach and procedures, accurately predicted blood transfusion with good discriminatory ability (C-statistic = 0.80, p<0.001, C-statistic = 0.69, p<0.001 for derivation and validation datasets, respectively) and calibration (Hosmer-lemeshow goodness-of-fit p=0.081, p=0.56 for derivation and validation datasets, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: Patients undergoing hysterectomy for ovarian cancer experience a high incidence of blood transfusions in the perioperative period. Preoperative risk factors and planned surgical procedures can be used in our transfusion risk score to help predict anticipated blood requirements.
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Publication Date: 2018-09-18.
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