Blood transfusion: the epidemic continues

Bidstrup, Benjamin P.
July 2012
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jul2012, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p120
Academic Journal
The author discusses a study concerning the adverse effects of blood transfusion in patients with acute coronary syndrome and trauma patients. He informs that the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) was used to observe the survival rates in patients and tells that score less than four showed decreased survival within the first year. He also informs that significant proportions of patients received inappropriate transfusions and lea no increase in mortality.


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