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Tolerance of Normovolemic Anemia

Clinical outcomes associated with RBC transfusions in critically ill children: a 1-year prospective study.

Demaret P, Tucci M, Karam O, Trottier H, Ducruet T, Lacroix J.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2015 Jul;16(6):505-14.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25905491

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000423

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

Anemia, blood loss, and blood transfusions in North American children in the intensive care unit.

Bateman ST, Lacroix J, Boven K, Forbes P, Barton R, Thomas NJ, Jacobs B, Markovitz B, Goldstein B, Hanson JH, Li HA, Randolph AG; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network.

Source‎: Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 Jul 1;178(1):26-33.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18420962

DOI‎: 10.1164/rccm.200711-1637OC

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