International hospitalists share their common and unique experiences and challenges.
29 Nov 2023
A review looked at trials comparing erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (EPO), iron, combination therapy with iron and EPO, hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, or vitamin D3 with controls on rates of red blood cell transfusion in the ICU.
22 Nov 2023
An increase in the prevalence of moderate anemia at hospital discharge from 2010 to 2014 was associated with an increase in the percentage of patients who were still anemic six months after discharge.
19 Dec 2018
In a randomized trial of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and anemia, a hemoglobin cutoff below 10 g/dL for transfusion was associated with an insignificant reduction in risk of MI or death at 30 days versus a cutoff of 7 or 8 g/dL.
15 Nov 2023
Receiving a transfusion was associated with higher risk of ICU-acquired infection and severe hypoxemia among the study cohort of French ICU patients with sepsis.
20 Sep 2017
For hemodynamically stable hospitalized adult patients, the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB) recommends a restrictive strategy, considering transfusion for those with hemoglobin concentrations below 7 g/dL.
18 Oct 2023
The results went in the opposite direction of the study's initial hypothesis, are counter to existing guidelines, and should be considered of limited external generalizability, the study authors cautioned.
8 Mar 2017
The AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) released new guidelines this week on appropriate use of platelet transfusions in adults.
12 Nov 2014
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Transfusion at lower hemoglobin threshold appears as safe as higher threshold for septic shock patients
Septic shock patients who underwent transfusion at a lower hemoglobin threshold received fewer transfusions and had similar mortality at 90 days as those who underwent transfusion at a higher threshold, a new study found.
8 Oct 2014