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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, epidural 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 punctures and epidural an...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/14651858.CD011980.pub2

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD
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NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant - Safe and Appropriate Use of Blood Components
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John Wiley and Sons, Ltd Publisher's website
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Journal website
Volume:
2016
Issue:
5
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Article: CD011980
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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1469-493X
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uuid:aee5b3d6-19fb-4a91-843d-b8b4f3172e5f
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624048
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pubs:624048
Paper number:
5

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