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The role of blood transfusion in the management of upper and lower intestinal tract bleeding.

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Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage use 13.8% of all red blood cell transfusions in England. This review addresses the evidence for red blood cell, fresh frozen plasma and platelet transfusions in acute and chronic blood loss, from both the upper and lower intestinal tract. It reviews the indications for transfusion in GI bleeding, the haematological consequences of massive blood loss and massive transfusion, and the importance of managing coagulopathy in bleeding patients. It als...

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10.1016/j.bpg.2007.10.012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Best practice and research. Clinical gastroenterology
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
355-371
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1532-1916
ISSN:
1521-6918
URN:
uuid:e54ce67a-333c-40b0-bd57-02995a07520b
Source identifiers:
111157
Local pid:
pubs:111157

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