Coagulation defects do not predict blood product requirements during liver transplantation.

@article{Massicotte2008CoagulationDD,
  title={Coagulation defects do not predict blood product requirements during liver transplantation.},
  author={Luc Massicotte and Danielle R. Beaulieu and Lynda Thibeault and Jean-Denis Roy and Denis Marleau and R{\'e}al W Lapointe and Andr{\'e} Roy},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 7},
  pages={956-62}
}
BACKGROUND In our experience, correction of coagulation defects with plasma transfusion does not decrease the need for intraoperative red blood cell (RBC) transfusions during liver transplantation. On the contrary, it leads to a hypervolemic state that result in increased blood loss. A previous study has shown that plasma transfusion has been associated with a decreased 1-year survival rate. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate whether anesthesiologists could reduce RBC transfusion… CONTINUE READING

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