27 June 2018 (Wednesday) - Transfusion News Update

The nice people at Transfusion News sent out their update today...

Perioperative RBC Transfusions Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots
June 20, 2018
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with 5-10% of all hospital deaths, or about 100,000 to 200,000 deaths each year in the United States. However, many of these deaths may be preventable. In order to gain a better understanding of the association between VTE and RBC transfusions, researchers used data gathered [Read More]
Patient Blood Management: What Are You Missing? with Aryeh Shander
June 25, 2018 | BBGuy Podcast
Modified transfusion thresholds? Got 'em! "Why give 2 when 1 will do?" Sure. But many patients are in trouble even before they arrive! Dr. Shander explains why preoperative anemia is a HUGE issue. [Listen Now]

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