Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent administration and survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study.

@article{Talving2012ErythropoiesisstimulatingAA,
  title={Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent administration and survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study.},
  author={Peep Talving and Thomas Lustenberger and Kenji Inaba and Lydia W. K. Lam and Shahin Mohseni and Linda S. Chan and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={
          251-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To validate previous findings of the effects of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) administration following severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN Prospective observational study of all patients with severe traumatic brain injury admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at our institution from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2010 (head Abbreviated Injury Scale score ≥3). Propensity scores were calculated to match patients who received ESA within 30 days after… CONTINUE READING

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