Red cell transfusion for the management of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
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...Expand abstract
- Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
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