Preston, Nancy J and Hurlow, Adam and Brine, Jennifer and Bennett, Michael I (2012) Blood transfusions for anaemia in patients with advanced cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, n/a (2).Full text not available from this repository.
Anaemia occurs in 68% to 77% of patients with advanced cancer, however, only a minority of patients who are admitted to a hospice receive a blood transfusion. It is unclear what the benefit of blood transfusion is in advanced cancer, who is most likely to respond and also for how long. Hence we conducted a systematic review to assess the use of blood transfusion in advanced cancer.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2012 11:25|
|Last Modified:||23 Jul 2014 14:58|
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