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Incidence of Anaemia and Blood Transfusion Practice in Neurosurgical and Neurotrauma Intensive Care Units at National Hospital of Sri Lanka

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Jane Sangeetha Benedict ,

North Middlesex University Hospital, GB
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Speciality Doctor in Anaesthesia
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Suganya Sabaretnam

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, GB
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Consultant in Anaesthesia
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Abstract

A prospective cross-sectional single centre clinical study was performed to determine the incidence of anaemia and blood transfusion practice in neurosurgical and neurotrauma intensive care units (ICU). All the adult patients who met the criteria and were admitted to the neurosurgical and neurotrauma ICUs of National Hospital of Sri Lanka from 15th April to 14th June 2013 were included in the study.

 

Out of the 100 patients in the study, 82% were anaemic on admission and 95% had anaemia at some point during ICU stay. The mean haemoglobin (Hb) level was less than10g/dl in 30% of patients. 47% of patients received blood transfusion in the ICU. Only 23.6% of the transfusion events met the standards for the transfusion trigger.
How to Cite: Benedict, J.S. and Sabaretnam, S., 2021. Incidence of Anaemia and Blood Transfusion Practice in Neurosurgical and Neurotrauma Intensive Care Units at National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 29(2), pp.103–108. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v29i2.8662
Published on 16 Nov 2021.
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