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Intensive and Critical Care

Tolerance of Anemia

Red blood cell transfusion in non-bleeding critically ill patients with moderate anemia: is there a benefit?

Leal-Noval SR, Muñoz-Gómez M, Jiménez-Sánchez M, Cayuela A, Leal-Romero M, Puppo-Moreno A, Enamorado J, Arellano-Orden V.

Source‎: Intensive Care Med 2013;39(3):445-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23184038

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00134-012-2757-z

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23184038

Red blood cell transfusion is associated with increased rebleeding in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Restellini S, Kherad O, Jairath V, Martel M, Barkun AN.

Source‎: Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2013;37(3):316-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23205554

DOI‎: 10.1111/apt.12170

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23205554

Liberal or restrictive transfusion in high-risk patients after hip surgery.

Carson JL, Terrin ML, Noveck H, Sanders DW, Chaitman BR, Rhoads GG, Nemo G, Dragert K, Beaupre L, Hildebrand K, Macaulay W, Lewis C, Cook DR, Dobbin G, Zakriya KJ, Apple FS, Horney RA, Magaziner J; FOCUS Investigators.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2011;365(26):2453-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22168590

DOI‎: 10.1056/NEJMoa1012452

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22168590


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