Transfusion Therapy - The Decision to Initiate Transfusion Therapy

Transfusion Therapy - The Decision to Initiate Transfusion Therapy is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Anesthesia Central is an all-in-one web and mobile solution for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. This collection of drug, procedures and test information is derived from Davis’s Drug, MGH Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals. Explore these free sample topics:

Anesthesia Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

The decision to transfuse is complicated. There are many risks to transfusion, and transfusion is ultimately indicated when the potential benefits outweigh these risks. In most civilian settings, transfusion therapy utilized blood components rather than whole blood. The benefits of blood component transfusion stem from the correction of conditions that result in decreased production; increased utilization, destruction, or loss; or dysfunction of a specific blood component (red cells, platelets, or coagulation factors). Although many attempts at creating universal transfusion protocols have been introduced, few have successfully demonstrated definitive thresholds or clear superiority. Our aim in this chapter is to provide the background to help make these decisions on an individual basis.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

* When formatting your citation, note that all book, journal, and database titles should be italicized* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Transfusion Therapy - The Decision to Initiate Transfusion Therapy ID - 728377 Y1 - 2019 PB - Clinical Anesthesia Procedures UR - https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728377/all/Transfusion_Therapy___The_Decision_to_Initiate_Transfusion_Therapy ER -