Differential effects of plasma and red blood cell transfusions on acute lung injury and infection risk following liver transplantation.

@article{Benson2011DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of plasma and red blood cell transfusions on acute lung injury and infection risk following liver transplantation.},
  author={Alexander B. Benson and James R. Burton and Gregory L Austin and Scott W. Biggins and Michael A. Zimmerman and Igal Kam and Susan M Mandell and Christopher C. Silliman and Hugo R Rosen and Marc Moss},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={149-58}
}
Patients with chronic liver disease have an increased risk of developing transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) from plasma-containing blood products. Similarly, red blood cell transfusions have been associated with postoperative and nosocomial infections in surgical and critical care populations. Patients undergoing liver transplantation receive large amounts of cellular and plasma-containing blood components, but it is presently unclear which blood components are associated with these… CONTINUE READING

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