Leanne Clifford

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BACKGROUND Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) are leading causes of transfusion-related mortality. Notably, poor syndrome recognition and underreporting likely result in an underestimate of their true attributable burden. We aimed to develop accurate electronic health record-based screening(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) is a leading cause of transfusion-related fatalities, but its incidence and associated patient and transfusion characteristics are poorly understood. To inform surgical transfusion practice and to begin mitigating perioperative TACO, the authors aimed to define its epidemiology. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-related death in the United States; however, it remains poorly characterized in surgical populations. To better inform perioperative transfusion practice, and to help mitigate perioperative TRALI, the authors aimed to better define its epidemiology before and after(More)
BACKGROUND Although studies have compared safety and outcomes of radial artery cannulation with other arterial catheterization locations, there is insufficient information describing brachial artery catheterization. In this study, we characterized the perioperative use patterns and the complication rates associated with brachial arterial catheterization and(More)
During 2011 approximately 21 million blood components were transfused in the United States, with roughly 1 in 414 resulting in complication. For Americans, the two leading causes of transfusion-related death are the respiratory complications Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and Transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO). Each of these(More)
In 2011 approximately 21 million blood components were transfused in the United States, with roughly 1 in 414 causing an adverse reaction [1]. Two adverse reactions in particular, transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), accounted for 62% of reported transfusion-related fatalities in 2013 [2]. We(More)
Of the 21 million blood components transfused in the United States during 2011, approximately 1 in 414 resulted in complication [1]. Two complications in particular, transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), are especially concerning. These two alone accounted for 62% of reported(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-associated circulatory overload remains underappreciated in the perioperative environment. The authors aimed to characterize risk factors for perioperative transfusion-associated circulatory overload and better understand its impact on patient-important outcomes. METHODS In this case-control study, 163 adults undergoing noncardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative haemorrhage negatively affects patient outcomes and results in substantial consumption of health-care resources. Plasma transfusions are often administered to address abnormal preoperative coagulation tests, with the hope to mitigate bleeding complications. We aimed to assess the associations between preoperative plasma transfusion(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative hemorrhage impacts patient outcomes and health care resource utilization, yet the risks of transfusion therapies are significant. In patients with preoperative thrombocytopenia, the effects of prophylactic preoperative platelet (PLT) transfusion on perioperative bleeding complications remain uncertain. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
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