Anemia and blood transfusion practices in the critically ill: a prospective cohort review.

@article{Thomas2010AnemiaAB,
  title={Anemia and blood transfusion practices in the critically ill: a prospective cohort review.},
  author={Jissy Thomas and Lise Ingemann Jensen and Susan N Nahirniak and R. T. Noel Gibney},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          217-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nearly 75% of critically ill patients develop anemia in the intensive care unit (ICU). Anemia can be treated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, although evidence suggests that lower hemoglobin levels are tolerated in the critically ill. Despite such recommendations, variation exists in clinical practice. METHODS A prospective cohort was assessed for anemia and RBC transfusion practices in 100 consecutive adults admitted to our General Systems ICU. RESULTS The prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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