Transfusion as a risk factor for ALI and ARDS

J. Belsher, H. Khan, Ognjen Gajic

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Transfusions are regularly employed in the care of the critically ill. While the transmission of infectious agents and clerical errors have long been major concerns, a more common non-infectious complication of transfusion, namely acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS), has been neglected. Indeed, during the past several years, post-transfusion ALI/ARDS (transfusion-related acute lung injury - TRALI) has become the leading cause of transfusion-related death in the United States [1]. It likely occurs much more frequently than previously estimated. With skyrocketing health care costs and the continuous emphasis on improvement in patient care, it is of paramount importance to better define this transfusion-related phenomenon and to design effective strategies for its prevention. Several investigator groups have been on the leading edge in the quest to clearly elucidate this disease entity and define its prevalence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages289-296
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0387301569, 9780387301563
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StatePublished - 2007

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Acute Lung Injury
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Critical Illness
Health Care Costs
Patient Care
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Belsher, J., Khan, H., & Gajic, O. (2007). Transfusion as a risk factor for ALI and ARDS. In Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006 (pp. 289-296). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-35096-9_27

Transfusion as a risk factor for ALI and ARDS. / Belsher, J.; Khan, H.; Gajic, Ognjen.

Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006. Springer New York, 2007. p. 289-296.

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Belsher, J, Khan, H & Gajic, O 2007, Transfusion as a risk factor for ALI and ARDS. in Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006. Springer New York, pp. 289-296. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-35096-9_27
Belsher J, Khan H, Gajic O. Transfusion as a risk factor for ALI and ARDS. In Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006. Springer New York. 2007. p. 289-296 https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-35096-9_27
Belsher, J. ; Khan, H. ; Gajic, Ognjen. / Transfusion as a risk factor for ALI and ARDS. Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006. Springer New York, 2007. pp. 289-296
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