Effect of a liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategy on mortality in patients with moderate to severe head injury.

@article{McIntyre2006EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategy on mortality in patients with moderate to severe head injury.},
  author={Lauralyn McIntyre and Dean Fergusson and J. S. Hutchison and Giuseppe Pagliarello and John C. Marshall and Elizabeth Yetisir and G. Hare and Paul C. H{\'e}bert},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={4-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare a restrictive versus a liberal transfusion strategy in patients with moderate to severe closed head injury following multiple trauma in 13 Canadian intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS This is a subgroup analysis of a multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial involving sixty-seven critically ill patients from the Transfusion Requirements in the Critical Care trial who sustained a closed head injury. Patients had a hemoglobin concentration less than 9.0 g/dL within… CONTINUE READING

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