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Jacques Lacroix, Paul C H├ębert, Dean A Fergusson, Alan Tinmouth, Deborah J Cook, John C Marshall, Lucy Clayton, Lauralyn McIntyre, Jeannie Callum, Alexis F Turgeon, Morris A Blajchman, Timothy S Walsh, Simon J Stanworth, Helen Campbell, Gilles Capellier, Pierre Tiberghien, Laurent Bardiaux, Leo van de Watering, Nardo J van der Meer, Elham Sabri, Dong Vo
Background Fresh red cells may improve outcomes in critically ill patients by enhancing oxygen delivery while minimizing the risks of toxic effects from cellular changes and the accumulation of bioactive materials in blood components during prolonged storage. Methods In this multicenter, randomized, blinded trial, we assigned critically ill adults to receive either red cells that had been stored for less than 8 days or standard-issue red cells (the oldest compatible units available in the blood bank). The primary outcome measure was 90-day mortality...
April 9, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
Thierry Boulain, Maurizio Cecconi
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March 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
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