Posts Tagged ‘blood transfusion’

Effects of Red-Cell Storage Duration on Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Posted by • April 8th, 2015

“Age,” the great boxer Muhammad Ali famously said, “is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” The role that aging plays in vitality, strength, and wisdom has long been debated, but more recently the question of whether younger is better has been raised about red blood cells.  Currently, blood… Read More…

A Randomized Trial of Protocol-Based Care for Early Septic Shock

Posted by • April 30th, 2014

Over a decade ago, a trial revolutionized how patients with septic shock are treated in the early hours of their hospital stay. In 2001, with the premise that existing interventions in septic shock occur too late in a patient’s course, Emanuel Rivers and colleagues reported that patients treated in the emergency department with a protocol called… Read More…