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A new era of thromboelastometry

Tomaz Crochemore, Felipe Maia de Toledo Piza, Roseny dos Reis Rodrigues, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Leonardo José Rolim Ferraz, Thiago Domingos Corrêa

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017MD3130

ABSTRACT Severe hemorrhage with necessity of allogeneic blood transfusion is common complication in intensive care unit and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Prompt recognition and treatment of bleeding causes becomes essential for the effective control of hemorrhage, rationalizing the use of allogeneic blood components, and in this way, preventing an occurrence of their potential adverse effects. Conventional coagulation tests such as prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time present limitations in predicting bleeding and guiding transfusion therapy in […]

Prevalence of erythrocyte alloimmunization in polytransfused patients

Roberto de Oliveira Cruz, Mariza Aparecida Mota, Fabiana Mendes Conti, Ricardo Antônio d'Almeida Pereira, Jose Mauro Kutner, Maria Giselda Aravechia, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1777

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the incidence and the rate of red blood cell alloimmunization in polytransfused patients. Methods: A polytransfused patient was defined as having received at least 6 units of red cell concentrates during a 3-month period. The records of all patients (n = 12,904) who had received red blood cell units were examined retrospectively by searching the computer database at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil, over a 6-year period, between 2003 and 2009. Results: During […]