Do basic laboratory tests or clinical observations predict bleeding in thrombocytopenic oncology patients? A reevaluation of prophylactic platelet transfusions.

@article{Friedmann2002DoBL,
  title={Do basic laboratory tests or clinical observations predict bleeding in thrombocytopenic oncology patients? A reevaluation of prophylactic platelet transfusions.},
  author={Alison M. Friedmann and Haydar Sengul and Harold Lehmann and Cindy Schwartz and Steven C Goodman},
  journal={Transfusion medicine reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={34-45}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine which clinical and laboratory features correlate with serious hemorrhage in thrombocytopenic oncology patients. A retrospective review was conducted of all thrombocytopenic adult patients admitted to the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, MD, over the last 10 years. We performed multiple logistic regression analysis on 2942 patients looking at the frequency of serious bleeding as a function of platelet count and numerous features that may… CONTINUE READING

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