Category Archives: NEJM

Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Summarized by Trevor Pour MD Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 3;368(1):11-21 Background Upper GI bleed is a common emergency condition with wide ranging severity. There is some controversy regarding hemoglobin transfusion thresholds … Continue reading

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Transfusion Strategies in Acute Upper GI Bleed by Villanueva, et al.

Summarized By Kei Ko, MD Refer to NEJM January 3, 2013 Background Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing restrictive vs. liberal transfusion strategy. This study was performed since the authors stated no previous studies looked specifically at GI bleeds and transfusion … Continue reading

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