Storage duration of transfused red blood cells is not significantly associated with postoperative adverse events in pediatric cardiac surgery patients

Hirokazu Kawase, Moritoki Egi, Tomoyuki Kanazawa, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Yuichiro Toda, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Kiyoshi Morita

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of storage duration of transfused red blood cells with the risk of postoperative serious adverse events in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. We studied 517 patients and found that 22 patients (4.3%) had at least one serious adverse event. The maximum and mean storage duration of transfused red blood cells did not differ significantly between patients with and without serious adverse events (maximum, p = 0.89; mean, p = 0.81). In our study of pediatric cardiac surgery patients, the storage duration of transfused red blood cells was not significantly associated with the risk of serious adverse events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Pediatric cardiac patients
  • Red blood cell
  • Storage duration
  • Transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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