The impact of perioperative transfusion of blood products on survival after pediatric liver transplantation.

@article{Nacoti2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of perioperative transfusion of blood products on survival after pediatric liver transplantation.},
  author={Mirco Nacoti and S Cazzaniga and Felice Lorusso and Luigi Naldi and Pietro Brambillasca and Ariela Benigni and Valeria Corno and Michele Colledan and Ezio Bonanomi and Sergio Vedovati and Sabrina Buoro and Anna Falanga and Federico Lussana and Tiziano Barbui and V. Sonzogni},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={357-66}
}
Intraoperative transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) is associated with adverse outcome after LT in adult patients. This relationship in pediatric patients has not been studied in depth, and its analysis is the scope of this study. Forty-one variables associated with outcome, including blood product transfusions, were studied in a cohort of 243 pediatric patients undergoing a cadaveric LT between 2002 and 2009 at the General Hospital of Bergamo. Multivariate stepwise Cox proportional hazards… CONTINUE READING

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