Blood transfusions for anaemia in patients with advanced cancer

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).

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
52943
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Deposited On:
13 Mar 2012 11:25
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
07 Jul 2020 02:39