Reliability of HemoCue in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding

  title={Reliability of HemoCue in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding},
  author={Andry Van de Louw and Nadine Lasserre and François Drouhin and St{\'e}phane Thierry and Lucien Lecuyer and Daniel Caen and Alain Tenaillon},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
HemoCue is routinely used to manage bleeding patients, but few studies have evaluated its accuracy in this population. We compared HemoCue with laboratory determination of blood hemoglobin in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. A prospective observational study in a 14-bed medicosurgical ICU and an emergency department in an urban general hospital. 94 patients admitted to the emergency department or to the ICU for gastrointestinal bleeding. Blood was drawn at admission to measure… CONTINUE READING


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