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The Premature Infants in Need of Transfusion (PINT) study: a randomized, controlled trial of a restrictive (low) versus liberal (high) transfusion threshold for extremely low birth weight infants.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW) transfused at lower hemoglobin thresholds versus higher thresholds have different rates of survival or morbidity at discharge.Expand
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A retrospective 11-year analysis of obstetric patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Numerous studies have examined the outcomes of infants born to mothers with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Fewer studies have discussed the morbidity of obstetric patients with ITP. WeExpand
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The role of the plasma from platelet concentrates in transfusion reactions.
BACKGROUND Febrile, nonhemolytic transfusion reactions are the most frequent adverse reactions to platelets. A number of observations argue against the widely held view that these reactions resultExpand
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Laboratory diagnosis of immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a distinct immunohematologic syndrome in which laboratory detection of the pathogenic HIT antibodies is diagnostically useful. Assays can be broadlyExpand
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Diagnostic utility of light transmission platelet aggregometry: results from a prospective study of individuals referred for bleeding disorder assessments
Summary.  Background: Light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is commonly performed to assess individuals for bleeding disorders. Objectives: The goal was to evaluate the incidence and spectrum ofExpand
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Clinical Practice Guidelines From the AABB: Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds and Storage.
Importance More than 100 million units of blood are collected worldwide each year, yet the indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and the optimal length of RBC storage prior to transfusionExpand
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An international study of the performance of sample collection from patients
Background and Objectives Collection of a blood sample from the correct patient is the first step in the process of safe transfusion. The aim of this international collaborative study was to assessExpand
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Effect of Short-Term vs. Long-Term Blood Storage on Mortality after Transfusion.
BACKGROUND Randomized, controlled trials have suggested that the transfusion of blood after prolonged storage does not increase the risk of adverse outcomes among patients, although most of theseExpand
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A review of randomized controlled trials comparing the effectiveness of hand held computers with paper methods for data collection
Handhelds are an effective alternative to paper and pencil for self-recording and reporting data collection; they are faster and were preferred by most users. Expand
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Clinical outcomes following institution of the Canadian universal leukoreduction program for red blood cell transfusions.
CONTEXT A number of countries have implemented a policy of universal leukoreduction of their blood supply, but the potential role of leukoreduction in decreasing postoperative mortality and infectionExpand
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