URAEMIC BLEEDING: ROLE OF ANAEMIA AND BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF RED CELL TRANSFUSIONS

Manuela Livio, Donatella Marchesi, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Eliana Gotti, Giuliano Mecca, Giovanni De Gaetano

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Abstract

Bleeding time, altered in most uraemic patients, may be influenced by packed cell volume (PCV). Uraemic patients are often anaemic, so the influence of PCV on bleeding time was assessed in several groups of patients with chronic uraemia. The findings were that bleeding times in uraemic patients are profoundly influenced by anaemia, and that the platelet-mediated haemorrhagic tendency in uraemia may be successfully managed by raising PCV values to above 30%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1015
Number of pages3
JournalLancet
Volume320
Issue number8306
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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