Hemoglobin concentration variations over time in general medical inpatients.

  title={Hemoglobin concentration variations over time in general medical inpatients.},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Languasco and Nicolas Cazap and Sebasti{\'a}n Marciano and Marina Huber and Abel Novillo and Fernando Adri{\'a}n Poletta and Mat{\'i}as Milberg and Dardo Riveros},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  volume={5 5},
BACKGROUND A decrease in hemoglobin concentration [Hb] with no apparent cause is frequently observed in critically ill patients. Scarce information is available about this situation in general ward-admitted patients (GWAP). OBJECTIVES To describe [Hb] variation with no obvious cause in GWAP, and to estimate the prevalence and predictors of patients with [Hb] decreases > or =1.5 g/dL. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS Prospective, observational study in internal medicine GWAP, carried out at two… CONTINUE READING
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