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2020 Apr-Jun

Ann Card Anaesth



Blood transfusion and lung surgeries in pediatric age group: A single center retrospective study.


Elgebaly AS, Fathy SM, Elmorad MB, Sallam AA
Ann Card Anaesth. 2020 Apr-Jun; 23(2):149-153.
PMID: 32275027.


Blood transfusion is not without harm, and recent studies suggest association between transfusion and poor outcome in critically ill patients. Although it is prescribed for many reasons based on the firm belief that blood transfusion improves oxygen carrying capacity, it carries notable adverse hazards. Importantly, lung surgeries are counted as moderate to high-risk operations and take a significant risk of blood loss.