The effects of liberal versus restrictive transfusion thresholds on ambulation after hip fracture surgery.

@article{Foss2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of liberal versus restrictive transfusion thresholds on ambulation after hip fracture surgery.},
  author={Nicolai Bang Foss and Morten Tange Kristensen and Pia S\oe Jensen and Henrik Palm and Michael Krasheninnikoff and Henrik Kehlet},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={
          227-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Perioperative anemia leads to increased morbidity and mortality and potentially inhibits rehabilitation after hip fracture surgery. As such, the optimum transfusion threshold after hip fracture surgery is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 120 elderly, cognitively intact hip fracture patients admitted from their own home were randomly assigned to receive transfusion at a hemoglobin threshold of 10.0 g per dL (liberal) versus 8.0 g per dL (restrictive) in the entire… CONTINUE READING
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