[Blood transfusion in intensive care: an epidemiological observational study].

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion is frequent in intensive care unit (ICU). However, the consequences of anemia in ICU patients are poorly understood. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence, indications, pre-transfusion hematocrit and hemoglobin levels, and outcomes of ICU patients transfused with PRBC. METHODS Prospective… (More)

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