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Study: global differences in blood transfusion practice

2018 01 May

A large worldwide study of patients admitted to the ICU shows clear differences in transfusion practice in different geographic regions. The findings also suggest that red blood cell (RBC) transfusion may be associated with better outcomes in the most severely ill patients, highlighting the importance of taking severity of illness into account when... Read more

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Study: Transfusions for Trauma Sub-Optimal

2016 07 Feb

Research published in the British Journal of Surgery has revealed that a mere two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales. The study was led by  Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant . It is... Read more

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Massive Blood Transfusion - Lessons from the Military

2015 09 Nov

A new military trauma care protocol for managing haemorrhage and resuscitation may assist in saving both combat and civilian patients, according to a new study published in the AANA Journal . David Gaskin, CRNA, MHS, and co-authors write that although “haemorrhage is a less common cause of death than a central nervous system injury, it is the most... Read more

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Study: Effective Transfusion in Severe Trauma

2015 03 Feb

Among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, those who received a transfusion of a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells (RBCs) were more likely to have their bleeding stopped and less likely to die due to loss of blood by 24 hours compared to patients who received a transfusion with a higher ratio of RBCs, according to a... Read more

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Transfusion-Related Adverse Effects Underreported

2014 16 Dec

Two new studies published in Anesthesiology shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), the two leading causes of blood transfusion-related deaths in the United States.   Researchers report that postoperative TRALI is significantly underreported and... Read more