Blood transfusion and risk of infection in frail elderly after hip fracture surgery: the TRIFE randomized controlled trial

Abstract

It is still under debate that red blood cell (RBC) transfusions might increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections after hip fracture surgery. Previously, we found that a liberal RBC transfusion strategy improved survival in nursing home residents. Our aim, therefore, was to investigate whether a more liberal RBC transfusion strategy was associated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00590-015-1609-2

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