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, vol.27, no.3, pp.844-847, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.844-847
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


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.