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Is fresh-frozen plasma clinically effective? An update of a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

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BACKGROUND: The clinical use of frozen plasma (FP) continues to increase, both in prophylactic and in therapeutic settings. In 2004, a systematic review of all published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) revealed a lack of evidence that supported the efficacy of FP use. This is an update that includes all new RCTs published since the original review. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Trials involving transfusion of FP up to July 2011 were identified from searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, The Co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences
Journal:
Transfusion
Volume:
52
Issue:
8
Pages:
1673-1673
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1537-2995
ISSN:
0041-1132
URN:
uuid:519a89ab-da04-4892-b615-fdd1cc2bfa02
Source identifiers:
449797
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pubs:449797

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