Dose of prophylactic platelet transfusions did not affect bleeding incidence or severity

Rabinowitz, Ian
June 2010
ACP Journal Club;6/15/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 6, p11
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the clinical trial conducted on the impact of prophylactic platelet transfusions on bleeding incidence in patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia. The trial studied 1351 patients of different age suffering from hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation or who underwent chemotherapy and were treated with platelet transfusions. The results showed that patients suffered from severe bleeding despite transfusion.


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