Red blood cell transfusions and tissue oxygenation in anemic hematology outpatients

K Yuruk, SA Bartels, DMJ Milstein, R Bezemer, BJ Biemond, Can Ince

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BACKGROUND: There is little clinical evidence that red blood cell (RBC) transfusions improve oxygen availability at the microcirculatory level. We tested the hypotheses that anemia in chronically anemic patients with relatively healthy microcirculation would be associated with low tissue hemoglobin (Hb) and tissue oxygenation levels and that these conditions would be improved after RBC transfusions.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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