Hemoglobin thresholds for transfusion in pediatric patients at a large academic health center.

@article{Klaus2015HemoglobinTF,
  title={Hemoglobin thresholds for transfusion in pediatric patients at a large academic health center.},
  author={Sybil Ann Klaus and S M Frank and Jose H. Salazar and Stacy L Cooper and Lauren Beard and F. Ben Abdullah and James C. Fackler and Eugenie S Heitmiller and Paul M. Ness and Linda M. S. Resar},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2015},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={2890-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although prior studies support the use of a hemoglobin (Hb) transfusion trigger of 7 to 8 g/dL for most hospitalized adults, there are few studies in pediatric populations. We therefore investigated transfusion practices and Hb triggers in hospitalized children. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We performed a historical cohort study comparing transfusion practices in hospitalized children by service within a single academic institution. Blood utilization data from transfused patients (n… CONTINUE READING