The effects of iron deficiency on red blood cell transfusion requirements in non-bleeding critically ill patients


AYDOĞAN M. S. , UÇAR M. , YÜCEL A. , Karakas B., Gok A., Togal T.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, cilt.27, ss.844-847, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.844-847

Özet

Introduction: Critically ill patients often need blood transfusion, but no reliable predictors of transfusion requirements are available at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. We hypothesized that ICU patients admitted with Iron Deficiency (ID) may be at higher risk for developing anemia, requiring blood transfusion. The aims of this study were to determine the frequency of ID in ICU patients admission and to investigate its relationship with transfusion requirements in ICU patients.