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Hematology (Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions)

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

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

Transfusion strategies for patients in pediatric intensive care units.

Lacroix J, Hébert PC, Hutchison JS, Hume HA, Tucci M, Ducruet T, Gauvin F, Collet JP, Toledano BJ, Robillard P, Joffe A, Biarent D, Meert K, Peters MJ; TRIPICU Investigators; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2007;356(16):1609-19.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17442904

Feasibility of a restrictive red-cell transfusion policy for patients treated with intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia.

Jansen AJ, Caljouw MA, Hop WC, Van Rhenen DJ, Schipperus MR.

Source‎: Transfus Med 2004;14(1):33-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15043591

Anemia and blood transfusion in critically ill patients.

Vincent JL, Baron JF, Reinhart K, Gattinoni L, Thijs L, Webb A, Meier-Hellmann A, Nollet G, Peres-Bota D.

Source‎: JAMA 2002;288(12):1499-507.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12243637

The medical section of is designed as an informational resource primarily for use by clinicians and other health-care professionals. It provides neither medical advice nor treatment recommendations and does not substitute for an appropriately qualified health-care provider. The clinical literature cited is not published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it outlines transfusion-alternative strategies that might be considered. It is the responsibility of each qualified health-care provider to maintain awareness of new information, discuss options for care, and assist patients in making choices in accord with their medical condition, wishes, values, and beliefs. Not all listed strategies are appropriate or acceptable to all patients.

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