Allogeneic red blood cell transfusions: efficacy, risks, alternatives and indications

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serval:BIB_F2702A17ADDF
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Allogeneic red blood cell transfusions: efficacy, risks, alternatives and indications
Journal
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Author(s)
Madjdpour C., Spahn D.R.
ISSN
0007-0912 (Print)
ISSN-L
0007-0912
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Volume
95
Number
1
Pages
33-42
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Careful assessment of risks and benefits has to precede each decision on allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Currently, a number of key issues in transfusion medicine are highly controversial, most importantly the influence of different transfusion thresholds on clinical outcome. The aim of this article is to review current evidence on blood transfusions, to highlight 'hot topics' with respect to efficacy, outcome and risks, and to provide the reader with transfusion guidelines. In addition, a brief synopsis of transfusion alternatives will be given. Based on up-to-date information of current evidence, together with clinical knowledge and experience, the physician will be able to make transfusion decisions that bear the lowest risk for the patient.
Keywords
Adaptation, Physiological/physiology, Anemia/physiopathology, Biological Transport/physiology, Communicable Diseases/etiology, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome/etiology, Erythrocyte Transfusion/adverse effects, Erythrocyte Transfusion/methods, Oxygen/physiology
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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