Clinical evidence guiding the management of thrombocytopenia with prophylactic platelet transfusion
The results revealed that men, who received blood transfusions
from previously pregnant female donors, were 13 percent more likely to die, compared with men who received blood transfusions
from male donors.
In all transfusions
, there will be chance of transfusion
transmitted diseases, allergic reaction and other forms of transfusion
reactions leading to increased mortality and morbidity in the patients.
Five laboratory-specific performance indicators were calculated from the study results, specifically: (1) rate of plasma transfusions
that met institutional guidelines; (2) rate of pretransfusion coagulation testing; (3) rate of posttransfusion coagulation testing; (4) plasma utilization rate; and (5) rate of reported transfusion
To achieve the full potential of shared decision-making, greater efforts should be made to provide information to patients about the risks and benefits of blood transfusions
Given constraints on nurse resources, however, it may be unrealistic for patients to receive uninterrupted monitoring in intensive care settings during transfusions
Over the last decade, however, clinicians have begun to use red cell transfusions
much more cautiously.
are indicated in alteration of blood in either quality or quantity that interferes with the normal functions of the body.
Among the book's findings on the AIDS question is Schneider's demonstration that transfusions
were already ubiquitous in Sub-Saharan Africa by 1959, the time of the earliest-found sample of HIV-infected blood.
are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of blood.
Whether patients with hemoglobin values between 7 and 10g/dl should receive transfusions
depends on the patient's clinical status.
revealed that only 67 percent of audited transfusions
met bare minimum safety requirements.