Blood transfusion: No direct effect on delirium severity following hip fracture surgery
Delirium outcomes in a randomized trial of blood transfusion thresholds in hospitalized older adults with hip fractureJ Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Aug;61(8):1286-95
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139 participants, age 50 or older, hospitalized with a hip fracture and experiencing cardiovascular disease or risk factors and hemoglobin concentrations of less than 10 g/dL, were randomized into 1 of 2 groups, to discover the effect of blood transfusion on post-operative delirium. The Liberal treatment group, which contained patients who received one unit of packed red blood cells, and as much b...
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