Rompiendo un mito en el control de la hemoglobina/hematocrito postransfusión

Translated title of the contribution: Breaking a myth in postransfusion control of hemoglobin/hematocrit

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Measurement of hemoglobin/hematocrit is usually carried out 6 hours after transfusion, as a parameter allowing the assessment of therapeutic result. However, there is no clear evidence to support this practice. Objective: to determine the concordance of the levels of hemoglobin/hematocrit 15 minutes after termination of transfusion, with regard to those measured 6 hours after the procedure, in patients with chronic anemia and without active bleeding, hemolysis, or hypersplenism. Materials and methods: an observational, analytic, concordance study was carried out in order to analyze the concordance between 2 measurements of hemoglobin/hematocrit: 15 minutes after transfusion and 6 hours after transfusion. This was done in 41 diagnosed with anemia of medical origin, without active bleeding. Results: a highly significant concordance was found between hemoglobin at 15 minutes and 6 hours after transfusion (p
Translated title of the contributionBreaking a myth in postransfusion control of hemoglobin/hematocrit
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalActa Medica Colombiana
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


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