TRACS: Differing blood transfusion strategies yield similar complication, death rates in cardiac surgery patients

December 2010
Hem/Onc Today;12/25/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 24, p32
The article reports on a study which revealed that differing blood transfusion strategies resulted in similar clinical complication and mortality rates compared with a more restrictive strategy.


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