Hip fracture surgery: A comparison of restrictive vs standard blood transfusion protocols
Randomised trial of blood transfusion versus a restrictive transfusion policy after hip fracture surgeryInjury. 2013 Dec;44(12):1916-8. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.04.033. Epub 2013 Jun 4
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200 patients who had undergone hip fracture surgery were randomized to either a restrictive or standard blood transfusion protocol. The purpose of this study was to compare the two protocols with respect to various clinical outcomes. After a final follow-up of 1 year, results indicated there were no significant differences between groups in the incidence of complications, mean haemoglobin levels a...
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