Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 23rd, 1999
"We relate for the first time the postoperative infection rate in perioperatively transfused patients to the length of storage of the RBC [red cells] components received," wrote E.C. Vamvakas and J.H. Carven ("Transfusion and Postoperative Pneumonia in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Effect of the Length of Storage of Transfused Red Cells," Transfusion, 1999;39:701-710).
The researchers also compared postoperative infection rates in transfused and untransfused patients, after adjusting for effects of known...
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