Transfusions in the less severely injured: does age of transfused blood affect outcomes?

@article{Weinberg2008TransfusionsIT,
  title={Transfusions in the less severely injured: does age of transfused blood affect outcomes?},
  author={Jordan A. Weinberg and Gerald McGwin and Marisa B. Marques and Samuel A Cherry and Donald A. Reiff and Jeffrey D Kerby and Loring W. Rue},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={794-8}
}
BACKGROUND Prior studies have demonstrated that transfusion of older stored blood is associated with an increased risk of multiple organ failure, infection, and death. These reports were primarily comprised of severely injured patients, and it remains unknown whether this phenomenon is observed in relatively less injured patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between the age of stored blood and the morbidity and mortality in a mild to moderately injured patient… CONTINUE READING
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