Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Nicole P. Juffermans
  • Timothy S. Walsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Nicole P. Juffermans, Timothy S. Walsh
    Pages 1-4
  3. Daniela Ortega, Yasser Sakr
    Pages 5-12
  4. Jean-Louis Vincent
    Pages 13-23
  5. Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Debabrata Mukherjee, Saurav Chatterjee
    Pages 25-34
  6. Gavin J. Murphy, Nishith N. Patel, Jonathan A. C. Sterne
    Pages 35-44
  7. Shane W. English, Dean Fergusson, Lauralyn McIntyre
    Pages 45-58
  8. Matthew T. Czaja, Jeffrey L. Carson
    Pages 59-69
  9. Szilvia Kocsi, Krisztián Tánczos, Zsolt Molnár
    Pages 71-75
  10. Howard L. Corwin, Lena M. Napolitano
    Pages 77-91
  11. Andrew Retter, Duncan Wyncoll
    Pages 93-100
  12. Daniel Frith, Karim Brohi
    Pages 101-119
  13. Vipul Jairath
    Pages 121-137
  14. D. Garry, S. Mckechnie, S. J. Stanworth
    Pages 139-149
  15. David Hall, Timothy S. Walsh
    Pages 151-159
  16. Alexander P. J. Vlaar, Nicole P. Juffermans
    Pages 161-169
  17. Leanne Clifford, Daryl J. Kor
    Pages 171-182
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book


In the last decade, there have been several clinical trials that have studied red blood cell transfusion triggers in various Intensive Care Unit patient populations. Moreover, critically ill patients often suffer from coagulopathy. Recent studies have addressed the effectiveness of fresh frozen plasma and platelets to prevent or treat bleeding. This book offers a comprehensive summary of transfusion triggers for red blood cells in specific ICU patient populations and specific conditions with the aim to personalize transfusion strategy. In addition, it discusses evidence for triggers for plasma and platelets and outlines the most common adverse effects of blood transfusion in the ICU, underlining the need for a careful assessment of its risks and benefits.

Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit is a practical handbook that can be used in everyday practice to guide transfusion and thus will serve as a valuable resource for physicians, fellows and residents working in Intensive Care, Anesthesiology, and Cardiac Surgery.


Anemia Bleeding Blood transfusion Coagulopathy Critical care ICU

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicole P. Juffermans
    • 1
  • Timothy S. Walsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care L.E.I.C.A.Academic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.MRC Centre for Inflammation ResearchUniversity of Edinburgh The Queens Medical Research InstituteEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08734-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08735-1
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