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A Prospective Cohort Study on Anemia & Blood Transfusion in Critically Ill Patients


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1 JJM Medical College, Davangere, India

Anemia is a common problem among critically ill patients that the majority of them need blood transfusion during their stay in the ICU. Nearly 2/3rd of patients admitted to an ICU have hemoglobin levels of 10 g/dl or lower. Intraoperative blood loss and gastro intestinal hemorrhage are a frequent reason for administering transfusions. Hemoglobin levels at or above 10 g/dl may be important for oxygen delivery to vital organs, especially in critically ill patients with increased oxygen demands.

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Anemia, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Chi Square Test, Mortality Rate.
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Authors

Praveen Kumar Katlinge
JJM Medical College, Davangere, India
R. B. Ravishankar
JJM Medical College, Davangere, India

Abstract


Anemia is a common problem among critically ill patients that the majority of them need blood transfusion during their stay in the ICU. Nearly 2/3rd of patients admitted to an ICU have hemoglobin levels of 10 g/dl or lower. Intraoperative blood loss and gastro intestinal hemorrhage are a frequent reason for administering transfusions. Hemoglobin levels at or above 10 g/dl may be important for oxygen delivery to vital organs, especially in critically ill patients with increased oxygen demands.

Keywords


Anemia, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Chi Square Test, Mortality Rate.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FFP080