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Use of platelet transfusions prior to lumbar punctures or epidural anaesthesia for the prevention of complications in people with thrombocytopenia

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Background People with a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) often require lumbar punctures or an epidural anaesthetic. Lumbar punctures can be diagnostic (haematological malignancies, subarachnoid haematoma, meningitis) or therapeutic (spinal anaesthetic, administration of chemotherapy). Epidural catheters are placed for administration of epidural anaesthetic. Current practice in many countries is to correct thrombocytopenia with platelet transfusions prior to lumbar punct... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/14651858.CD011980.pub3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
RDM; RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0003-4309-9162
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health; NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
RDM; RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Cochrane Programme Grant - Safe and Appropriate Use of Blood Components
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Publisher's website
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Journal website
Volume:
2018
Issue:
4
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Article: CD011980
Publication date:
2018-05-01
Acceptance date:
2018-04-30
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ISSN:
1469-493X
Pubs id:
pubs:844956
URN:
uri:8472ac97-f211-40ee-bf7e-de2ed3bb31c4
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uuid:8472ac97-f211-40ee-bf7e-de2ed3bb31c4
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