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Trauma and Emergency Medicine

Tolerance of Anemia

A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of transfusion requirements in critical care.

Hébert PC, Wells G, Blajchman MA, Marshall J, Martin C, Pagliarello G, Tweeddale M, Schweitzer I, Yetisir E; Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care Investigators, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 1999;340(6):409-17.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9971864

Anemia and perioperative red blood cell transfusion: a matter of tolerance.

Madjdpour C, Spahn DR, Weiskopf RB.

Source‎: Crit Care Med 2006;34(5 Suppl):S102-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16617252

Transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Villanueva C, Colomo A, Bosch A, Concepción M, Hernandez-Gea V, Aracil C, Graupera I, Poca M, Alvarez-Urturi C, Gordillo J, Guarner-Argente C, Santaló M, Muñiz E, Guarner C.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2013;368(1):11-21.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23281973

DOI‎: 10.1056/NEJMoa1211801

Effect of a liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategy on mortality in patients with moderate to severe head injury.

McIntyre LA, Fergusson DA, Hutchison JS, Pagliarello G, Marshall JC, Yetisir E, Hare GM, Hebert PC.

Source‎: Neurocrit Care 2006;5(1):4-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16960287

Is a restrictive transfusion strategy safe for resuscitated and critically ill trauma patients?

McIntyre L, Hébert PC, Wells G, Fergusson D, Marshall J, Yetisir E, Blajchman MJ; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.

Source‎: J Trauma 2004;57(3):563-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15454803

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