Evidence-based practice guidelines for plasma transfusion.

  title={Evidence-based practice guidelines for plasma transfusion.},
  author={John D. Roback and Stephen Caldwell and Jeff Carson and Robertson Davenport and Mary Jo Drew and Anne F. Eder and Mark Fung and Marilyn S Hamilton and John R Hess and Naomi L. C. Luban and Jeremy G. Perkins and Bruce S. Sachais and Aryeh S Shander and Toby A Silverman and E J Snyder and Christopher A Tormey and John E. Waters and Benjamin Djulbegovic},
  volume={50 6},
BACKGROUND There is little systematically derived evidence-based guidance to inform plasma transfusion decisions. To address this issue, the AABB commissioned the development of clinical practice guidelines to help direct appropriate transfusion of plasma. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis of randomized and observational studies was performed to quantify known benefits and harms of plasma transfusion in common clinical scenarios (see accompanying article). A… CONTINUE READING
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