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Red cell transfusion for the management of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

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BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage affects 50 to 150 per 100,000 adults per year and has a high mortality. Red blood cell transfusions are frequently given, but their impact on rebleeding rates and mortality is not known. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of red blood cell transfusion in adults with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group Trials Register to February 2008, the Cochrane Centra...

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Hearnshaw, S More by this author
Brunskill, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
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Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2009
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:b986db7e-ea5a-4b67-a41e-e750a60129cc
Source identifiers:
112463
Local pid:
pubs:112463
Language:
English

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