Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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Daniel M Rusu


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    Hemoglobin Trend in Critically Ill Patients with Long ICU Stay
    Author(s): Ioana Grigoras, Oana C Chelarescu, Daniel M Rusu and Irina RistescuIoana Grigoras, Oana C Chelarescu, Daniel M Rusu and Irina Ristescu

    Introduction: Critically ill patients develop anemia due to several reasons: bleeding prior or during intensive care unit (ICU) stay, frequent flebotomies, hemodilution and inflammatory status with altered erythropoiesis. The aim of this study was to assess the trend of hemoglobin (Hb) level during long ICU stay (more than 7 days) in transfused and nontransfused patients. Materials and Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study that included all patients with long ICU length of stay (LOS) admitted during 1 year in a 19-beds mixed ICU of a tertiary care university hospital. Patients were divided into two groups: never transfused (NT) and ever transfused (ET) according to their transfusional status during ICU stay. Collected data: demographic data, severity scores, Hb values during ICU stay transfusion status and outcome. Statistical analysis was conducted with SPSS 15.0. R.. Read More»

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