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transfusion

the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc., into the blood vessels of a patient

transfusion

[tranz′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The administration of blood, or one of its components, as a part of treatment.
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Clinical evidence guiding the management of thrombocytopenia with prophylactic platelet transfusion is debateable.
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 reactions.
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.
Blood transfusions 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.
Transfusions 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.

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