TRAIN Study Update: Join this International RCT

Participate in this International RCT on transfusion strategies in acute brain injured patients We caught up with TRAIN Principal Investigator Fabio Taccone in Brussels and he updated us on the progress of this exciting Trials Group Study. A prior winner of the NEXT Start-up Grant, this project is the largest study to examine the impact of […]

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Do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality in patients in shock?

icTV interview with François Lamontagne   In this icTV interview, François Lamontagne discusses the results of his patient‑data meta‑analysis of recent trials, which aimed to answer the research question: ‘In adult patients who are in shock, do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality overall, or in subgroups defined by chronic hypertension, congestive […]

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Fresh versus older: Has the red blood cell controversy finally been settled?

EJRC Article Review Effect of Red Cell Storage Duration on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients   The standard transfusion laboratory policy of issuing the oldest blood for transfusion first in order to protect available supplies has raised the question of whether this exposes sick patients to potential harm. Despite being stored refrigerated in preservative solutions […]

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