Red cell transfusion triggers in critically ill patients: time for some new TRICCs?

@inproceedings{Walsh2010RedCT,
  title={Red cell transfusion triggers in critically ill patients: time for some new TRICCs?},
  author={Timothy Simon Walsh},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2010}
}
Current evidence suggests that critically ill patients tolerate anaemia well and that blood transfusions may increase the risk of adverse outcomes. Dr Sakr and colleagues present a contradictory analysis of a surgical ICU cohort, finding an association between blood transfusions and lower hospital mortality after adjustment for a range of potential confounders. Analyses of this kind are interesting and provocative, but are limited by residual confounding and bias by indication. The data… CONTINUE READING