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Plasma transfusion strategies for critically ill patients

Published inCochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 12, CD010654
Publication date2013
Abstract

Although plasma transfusions are frequently prescribed for critically ill patients, most clinical uses of plasma are not supported by evidence. Plasma transfusions do not seem to correct mild coagulation abnormalities based on international normalised ratio (INR) testing, but they seem to be independently associated with worse clinical outcomes in non-massively bleeding patients. Current recommendations on plasma transfusion strategies advocate limiting plasma transfusions to patients who are actively bleeding or who are at risk of bleeding and concomitantly have moderately abnormal coagulation tests.

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KARAM, Oliver Laurent et al. Plasma transfusion strategies for critically ill patients. In: Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2013, vol. 12, p. CD010654. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010654.pub2
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