Hemoglobin Levels Fall, Transfusions On the Rise

Charnow, Jody A.
May 2013
Renal & Urology News;May2013, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p6
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the fall of hemoglobin levels, rise of blood transfusion rates, and the appropriateness of radical prostatectomy to treat patients with high-risk of prostate cancer.


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