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Less Blood Required Post-surgery
2011-12-16 04:45:17

A new study comparing two plans for giving blood transfusions following surgery showed no ill effects from postponing transfusion until patients develop signs of anemia or their hemoglobin concentration falls below 8 g/dL.

2010-12-06 23:11:27

Monthly blood transfusions combined with daily medication to remove the resulting excess iron remains the best approach for reducing the risk of recurrent strokes in young patients with sickle cell anemia.

2010-12-04 07:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators discuss results of research into managing iron overload associated with stroke prevention in young sickle cell patients and the search for genetic predictors of stroke risk ORLANDO, Fla., Dec.

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2010-08-25 12:46:59

Two legal experts argued in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday that informed consent should be obtained from competent patients before blood transfusions takes place.

2010-04-05 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new blood transfusion cost analysis study published in the April 2010 issue of Transfusion, a peer-reviewed academic journal, shows that when all of the complex cost factors leading up to and after a red blood cell (RBC) transfusion are considered, the actual cost of blood is substantially higher than previously estimated.

2009-08-06 00:43:36

Blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection, U.S.

2009-08-05 13:57:10

A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by four times the risk of death.

2009-07-31 07:29:18

A study of almost 25,000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients has shown that receiving blood from another person is associated with a two-fold increase in post-operative infection rates.

2009-04-19 14:37:01

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