OTA 2023: Conservative vs. Liberal Transfusion Strategy in Trauma Patients
Liberal Transfusion Causes Higher Infection Rates With No Benefit to Functional Outcomes, Orthopaedic Trauma, and Anemia: Conservative Versus Liberal Transfusion (ORACL): A Prospective Randomized Study
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100 orthopaedic trauma patients were randomized to receive a blood transfusion strategy with a conservative anemic threshold (5.5 g/dL) or a liberal threshold (7.0 g/dL). The outcomes of interest included the incidence of infection (deep, superficial, overall), complications, and the Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment (MFA) measured at 6 months and 1 year follow-up. The results showed that a co...
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