Massive transfusion in the intensive care unit

M. J. Higgins, H. G. Klein

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Abstract

The transfusion of blood components is a frequent occurrence in intensive care units. Transfusion therapy demands not only a greater ability to meet the needs of acutely ill patients with an enlarging variety of blood components, but also an increasing awareness of previously recognized and newly discovered hazards of blood transfusion. Use of the more commonly administered blood components is reviewed, and problems pertinent to the large-volume massively or multiply transfused patient are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-233
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Intensive Care Medicine
Volume4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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