A meta-analysis to determine the effect on survival of platelet transfusions in patients with either spontaneous or traumatic antiplatelet medication-associated intracranial haemorrhage

@inproceedings{Batchelor2012AMT,
  title={A meta-analysis to determine the effect on survival of platelet
transfusions in patients with either spontaneous or traumatic antiplatelet
medication-associated intracranial haemorrhage},
  author={John Stephen Batchelor and Alan Grayson},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate by meta-analysis the current level of evidence in order to establish the impact of a platelet transfusion on survival in patients on pre-injury antiplatelet agents who sustain an intracranial haemorrhage (either spontaneous or traumatic). DESIGN This was a meta-analysis; the MEDLINE Database was searched using the PubMed interface and the Ovid interface. CINAHL and EMBASE Databases were also searched. The search was performed to identify… CONTINUE READING
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