Thromboelastometry versus standard coagulation tests versus restrictive protocol to guide blood transfusion prior to central venous catheterization in cirrhosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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BACKGROUND Liver failure patients have traditionally been empirically transfused prior to invasive procedures. Blood transfusion is associated with immunologic and nonimmunologic reactions, increased risk of adverse outcomes and high costs. Scientific evidence supporting empirical transfusion is lacking, and the best approach for blood transfusion prior to… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-1835-5

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@inproceedings{Rocha2017ThromboelastometryVS, title={Thromboelastometry versus standard coagulation tests versus restrictive protocol to guide blood transfusion prior to central venous catheterization in cirrhosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial}, author={L. Rocha and Camila Menezes Souza Pessoa and Ary Serpa Neto and Rog{\'e}rio Ruscitto do Prado and E. O. Silva and Marcio Dias de Almeida and T. Correa}, booktitle={Trials}, year={2017} }