Safety and effects of two red blood cell transfusion strategies in pediatric cardiac surgery patients: a randomized controlled trial

@article{GastBakker2013SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and effects of two red blood cell transfusion strategies in pediatric cardiac surgery patients: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Dana-Anne H de Gast-Bakker and Rob B. P. de Wilde and Mark Gerard Hazekamp and Vlado Sojak and Jaap J Zwaginga and Ron Wolterbeek and Evert de Jonge and Birthe J. Gesink-van der Veer},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={2011-2019}
}
To investigate the safety and effects of a restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. Randomized controlled trial. Pediatric ICU in an academic tertiary care center, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. One hundred seven patients with non-cyanotic congenital heart defects between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. One hundred three patients underwent corrective surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. Prior to surgery patients were… CONTINUE READING
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