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viernes, 22 de marzo de 2019

Transfusion for Acute Upper GI Bleeding

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CanadiEM - In Infographics - By Alixe Dick - March 22, 2019
...Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common emergency condition that is associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate.4 Previous to 2013, the guidelines to transfuse this population group were controversial. Villanueva et al. were the first to examine the hemoglobin threshold for transfusion of red cells within this population group.4 They compared the efficacy and safety of a restrictive vs. liberal hemoglobin threshold for red cell transfusion. They determined that a restrictive transfusion strategy with a threshold for transfusion of 70 g/L can decrease mortality at 45 days, rates of further bleeding and rates of transfusion....