Category: Gastroenterology

Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Trial (2013)

In 2013, Dr. Villanueva et al. randomly assigned over 921 patients with upper gastrointestinal bleed who presented with either hematemesis or melena to either low transfusion goal of >7 threshold or greater transfusion goal of >9 threshold. Their goal was to assess all-cause mortality in these patients. Patients who received restrictive transfusion showed an almost double..

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