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Volume 8 Supplement 2

Anemia in Critical Care: Etiology, Treatment and Prevention


Edited by Lena Napolitano, Howard Corwin and Mitchell Fink

Supported by an educational grant from Ortho Biotech Clinical Affairs, LLC

  1. During the past 20 years, the perceived value of blood transfusions has changed as it has become appreciated that transfusions are not without risk. Red blood cell transfusion has been associated with disease ...

    Authors: Patrick J Offner
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S24
  2. Trauma is the leading cause of death from age 1 to 34 years and is the fifth leading cause of death overall in the USA, with uncontrolled hemorrhage being the leading cause of potentially preventable death. Im...

    Authors: John B Holcomb
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S57
  3. Although preoperative autologous blood donation is employed in elective surgery, this is declining because of the increasingly safe allogeneic blood supply. However, it continues to be used because of the publ...

    Authors: Lawrence T Goodnough
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S49
  4. The formation of red blood cells (RBCs) in the bone marrow is regulated by erythropoietin in response to a cascade of events. Anemia in the intensive care unit can be caused by a host of factors. Patients in t...

    Authors: Mitchell P Fink
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S9
  5. Persons who suffer traumatic injury are likely to be transfused with considerable amounts of blood during initial resuscitation efforts. Oxygen-carrying solutions are currently in clinical testing as substitut...

    Authors: Stephen M Cohn
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S15
  6. Transfusable fluids that may be used as alternatives to red blood cell transfusion offer the promise of preserving tissue perfusion and minimizing hypoxic cellular damage, and this promise may soon be fulfille...

    Authors: A Gerson Greenburg and Hae Won Kim
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S61
  7. Despite the increasing availability of data supporting more restrictive transfusion practices, the risks and benefits of transfusing critically ill patients continue to evoke controversy. Past retrospective an...

    Authors: Samir M Fakhry and Paola Fata
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S11
  8. The decision to transfuse a hospitalized patient must balance the known risks of transfusion with the need to provide adequate tissue oxygenation and the appropriate utilization of blood as a scarce resource. ...

    Authors: John C Marshall
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S31
  9. Blood transfusions remain common practice in the critical care and surgical settings. Transfusions carry significant risks, including risks for transmission of infectious agents and immune suppression. Transmi...

    Authors: E Patchen Dellinger and Daniel A Anaya
    Citation: Critical Care 2004 8(Suppl 2):S18