Oct
2014

An update on mortality and morbidity in patients with very low postoperative hemoglobin levels who decline blood transfusion.

Shander A, Javidroozi M, Naqvi S, et al.
Transfusion 2014;2688-2695.
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Review by : P. Van der Linden
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This retrospective study reports that severe anaemia (nadir haemoglobin levels below 5-6 g/dL), when blood is not an option, is associated with an increased risk of 30-day mortality and morbidity. It confirms older results published by Carson et al. in 2002.

– Philippe Van der Linden

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