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Prophylactic platelet transfusions

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Purpose of review: This review highlights the recent research on the use of prophylactic platelet transfusions, which is a topic that still provokes controversy. Over the last 12 months, there have been several studies with important new findings. Recent findings: Two randomized controlled trials compared different doses of prophylactic platelet transfusions in patients with haematological malignancies. In neonates, platelet mass has been used as a trigger for prophylactic platelet transfusio...

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Estcourt, LJ More by this author
Stanworth, SJ More by this author
Murphy, MF More by this author
Journal:
Current Opinion in Hematology
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
411-417
Publication date:
2010-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1531-7048
ISSN:
1065-6251
URN:
uuid:4f02cd33-ab9a-4694-b91f-397ca567be54
Source identifiers:
343832
Local pid:
pubs:343832

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