A clinical scenario-based survey of transfusion decisions for intensive care patients with delayed weaning from mechanical ventilation

Timothy S Walsh, Caroline R Maciver, Scottish Critical Care Trials Group and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Clinical Effectiveness Group

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Abstract

Despite evidence supporting the use of restrictive hemoglobin (Hb) transfusion triggers in critically ill patients, translation of this evidence into practice remains inconsistent. It was hypothesized that clinicians believe that longer-term ventilated patients require a higher Hb, particularly when ischemic heart disease coexists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2661-7
Number of pages7
JournalTransfusion
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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