TITLE

2008 - Review: Hemoglobin-based blood substitutes increase mortality and myocardial infarction in surgical, trauma, and stroke settings

AUTHOR(S)
Kao, Lillian S.; Gallus, Alexander
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;11/18/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 5, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study conducted to find out if hemoglobin-based blood substitutes (HBBSs) increase risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and death more than usual care in surgical trauma. Meta-analysis conducted showed that HBBSs increased risk for mortality and MI more than usual care in patients who had surgery, trauma, or stroke. It is stated that the limitations of this meta-analysis included lack of rigorous assessment of unpublished trials.
ACCESSION #
35835891

 

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