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Some Questions to Ask When Deciding When to Transfuse Red Blood Cells

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Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Villanueva et al used 7 g/dL as the threshold for transfusing a patient with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. However, several groups were excluded from the study. This could be the basis for some simple questions on deciding how low you can go before transfusing red blood cells.

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