Red blood cell transfusions and nosocomial infections in critically ill patients.

@article{Taylor2006RedBC,
  title={Red blood cell transfusions and nosocomial infections in critically ill patients.},
  author={Robert W Taylor and Jacklyn O'Brien and Steven J Trottier and Lisa Manganaro and Margaret A. Cytron and Mary F Lesko and Kimberly Arnzen and Carla Cappadoro and Min Fu and Michael S Plisco and Farid G Sadaka and Christopher Veremakis},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={2302-8; quiz 2309}
}
OBJECTIVE A previous retrospective evaluation of Project Impact data demonstrated an association between red blood cell transfusions, nosocomial infections, and poorer outcomes in critically ill patients, independent of survival probability or patient age. The objective of this study was to determine whether transfused patients, independent of survival probability based on Mortality Prediction Model scores, have higher nosocomial infection rates, longer intensive care unit and hospital lengths… CONTINUE READING

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