Determinants of red blood cell transfusions in a pediatric critical care unit: a prospective, descriptive epidemiological study.

@article{Armano2005DeterminantsOR,
  title={Determinants of red blood cell transfusions in a pediatric critical care unit: a prospective, descriptive epidemiological study.},
  author={Ruth Armano and France Gauvin and Thierry Ducruet and Jacques Lacroix},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={2637-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and to characterize the determinants of red blood cell transfusions in critically ill children. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive epidemiologic study. SETTING A single-center, multidisciplinary, tertiary care level, university-affiliated, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). PATIENTS Critically ill children. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Of 1,047 consecutive admissions over a 1-yr period, 985 were retained for study. At least one… CONTINUE READING

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