A pilot feasibility trial of allocation of freshest available red blood cells versus standard care in critically ill patients

Cecile Aubron, Gillian Syres, Alistair Dualta Nichol, Michael Bailey, Jasmin Board, Geoff Magrin, Lynnette Joy Murray, Jeffrey J Presneill, Joanne Sutton, Shirley Vallance, Siouxzy Morrison, Rinaldo Bellomo, David Cooper

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Abstract

Prolonged storage of red blood cells (RBCs) may increase posttransfusion adverse events in critically ill patients. We aimed to evaluate in intensive care unit (ICU) patients 1) the feasibility of allocating freshest available compatible RBCs versus standard care and 2) the suitability of this approach in the design of a large randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1196 - 1202
Number of pages7
JournalTransfusion
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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