Transfusion medicine

Blood transfusion guidelines needed for the elderly

Queensland experts are calling for age-specific blood transfusion guidelines after their review found more liberal  strategies produced better outcomes in older patients than the current restrictive transfusion strategies. According to the systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Haematology, 30-day mortality, 90-day mortality and cardiovascular complications were improved when patients over 65 years were managed with a more ...

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