Blood Transfusion Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Blood transfusion for treating malarial anaemia


Meremikwu M, Smith HJ

OBJECTIVES: This review evaluates the effects of routine blood transfusion for severe anaemia on death and adverse outcomes in malarious areas.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Corticosteroids for treating dengue shock syndrome


Panpanich R, Sornchai P, Kanjanaratanakorn K

OBJECTIVES: To compare corticosteroids with placebo or no corticosteroids for treating dengue shock syndrome.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Antifibrinolytic drugs for acute traumatic injury


Roberts I, Shakur H, Ker K, Coats T; CRASH-2 Trial collaborators

OBJECTIVES: To quantify the effects of antifibrinolytic drugs on mortality, vascular occlusive events, surgical intervention and receipt of blood transfusion after acute traumatic injury.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Skin preparation with alcohol versus alcohol followed by any antiseptic for preventing bacteraemia or contamination of blood for transfusion


Webster J, Bell-Syer SE, Foxlee R

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of cleansing the skin of blood donors with alcohol in a one-step compared with alcohol in a two-step procedure to prevent contamination of collected blood or bacteraemia in the recipient.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Tranexamic acid for reducing mortality in emergency and urgent surgery


Perel P, Ker K, Morales Uribe CH, Roberts I

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of tranexamic acid on mortality, blood transfusion and thromboembolic events in adults undergoing emergency or urgent surgery.