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The clinical effects of red blood cell transfusions: an overview of the randomized controlled trials evidence base.

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No up-to-date overview of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in red blood cell (RBC) transfusion exists. This systematic review examines the quantity and quality of the evidence for the clinical effects of RBC transfusion. One hundred forty-two eligible RCTs were identified through searches of The Cochrane Library (issue 4, 2009), MEDLINE (1950 to November 2009), EMBASE (1974 to November 2009), and other relevant sources. After data extraction and methodological quality assessment, trials we...

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10.1016/j.tmrv.2010.11.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
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Transfusion medicine reviews More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
145-155.e2
Publication date:
2011-04-01
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EISSN:
1532-9496
ISSN:
0887-7963
Language:
English
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pubs:191285
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uuid:ad5dd393-a209-442c-824c-0176e1bccd90
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pubs:191285
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191285
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2013-11-16

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