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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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University of Oxford
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MSD
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RDM
Sub department:
RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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RDM
Sub department:
RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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NDORMS
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NIHRCochraneProgrammeGrant-Safe
AppropriateUseof BloodComponents
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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
Article number:
CD011980
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-05-23
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1469-493X
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624048
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2016-05-26

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