A MULTICENTER, RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL OF TRANSFUSION REQUIREMENTS IN CRITICAL CARE

@inproceedings{Ebert1999AMR,
  title={A MULTICENTER, RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL OF TRANSFUSION REQUIREMENTS IN CRITICAL CARE},
  author={Philip A. Ebert and G. W. Ells and M Orris A. B Lajchman and J Ohn M Arshall and Michael Artin and G Iuseppe P Agliarello and M Artin T Weeddale and I Rwin S Chweitzer},
  year={1999}
}
Background To determine whether a restrictive strategy of red-cell transfusion and a liberal strategy produced equivalent results in critically ill patients, we compared the rates of death from all causes at 30 days and the severity of organ dysfunction. Methods We enrolled 838 critically ill patients with euvolemia after initial treatment who had hemoglobin concentrations of less than 9.0 g per deciliter within 72 hours after admission to the intensive care unit and randomly assigned 418… CONTINUE READING

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