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Table 3 Results of the Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care (TRICC) trial in patients with cardiovascular disease

From: Scope of the problem: epidemiology of anemia and use of blood transfusions in critical care

  Restrictive Liberal P
n 160 197 -
Mortality, 30-day 23% 23% 1.0
Mortality, ICU 19% 16% 0.49
Mortality, hospital 27% 28% 0.81
MODS, change from baseline scores 0.23 ± 4.2 1.28 ± 4.4 0.023
Mean hemoglobin (g/dl) 8.5 ± 0.62 10.3 ± 0.67 <0.01
Mean blood transfusion (units) 2.4 ± 4.1 5.2 ± 5.0 <0.01
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. ICU, intensive care unit; MODS, multiple organ dysfunction score. Adapted from Hebert and coworkers [13].