Research Update

Brown, J.C.
April 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/06/99, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p980
Academic Journal
Comments on a cross-Canada study published in a 1999 issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine,' which showed that giving critically ill patients less blood is equally effective as and possible superior to transfusing more liberally. Exceptions to the finding; Varying thresholds for transfusion and target hemoglobin concentration in practice; Concern over immediate and long-term risks such as blood-borne disease; Mortality rates. INSET: Research news....


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