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Volume:1 Issue:10 Number:71 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5433
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Blood transfusion: No direct effect on delirium severity following hip fracture surgery

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Delirium outcomes in a randomized trial of blood transfusion thresholds in hospitalized older adults with hip fracture

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Aug;61(8):1286-95

Contributing Authors: AL Gruber-Baldini E Marcantonio D Orwig J Magaziner M Terrin E Barr JP Brown B Paris A Zagorin DM Roffey K Zakriya MR Blute JR Hebel JL Carson

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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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