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Blood transfusion for gastrointestinal bleeding.
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PMID:  23281980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Gastrointestinal bleeding accounts for more than 450,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States(1) and is a frequent indication for red-cell transfusion. Blood transfusions are given to 43% of patients hospitalized with upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the United Kingdom(2) and to 21% of patients hospitalized with lower gastrointestinal bleeding in the United States.(3) Transfusion practices for patients with gastrointestinal bleeding have fluctuated over the past 100 years. Avoidance of transfusions early in the 20th century, owing to concern that increased blood pressure would induce rebleeding, gave way to more liberal use of transfusions,(4) and a hemoglobin threshold for transfusion of 10 . . .
Authors:
Loren Laine
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  368     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, and VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven - both in Connecticut.
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