Red blood cell transfusion rate correlates with risk for morbidity, mortality

Red blood cell transfusion rate correlates with risk for morbidity, mortality

Higher red blood cell transfusion rates correlated with higher odds for morbidity and mortality among patients who underwent elective GI cancer resection, according to a presentation at Digestive Disease Week.“Patients who undergo GI surgery are at a higher risk of developing perioperative anemia given their need for major operations with potentially significant blood loss. Perioperative anemia is most often treated with red blood cell transfusions (RBCT) and, as such, up to 85% of GI cancer patients are transfused in the perioperative period,” Jesse Zuckerman, MSc, University ofRead More

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