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Patients who did not receive transfusions had a higher mortality, leading to early stopping of the trial. ! ?

Guy Howd ghowd at statems.net
Fri May 27 20:38:14 BST 2011


Or lend any clotting capacity?

Guy E. Howd EMT-P, EMSIC
Clinical Performance Improvement Coordinator
STAT EMS
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On May 26, 2011, at 12:35 PM, Mathias Kalkum <listen at doc-kalkum.de> wrote:

> Charles,
> 
> 
>> - snip - It is not 
>> clear why patients receiving hypertonic solutions who did not receive a 
>> transfusion had more than twice the mortality of patients who did receive blood 
>> (P ≤ .01).
> 
> surprise, surprise: salt and water are still unable to carry and
> transport oxygen!! ;-)
> 
> 
> Mathias
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