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The INR and FFP

Is This a Good Relationship with Regard to Transfusion Practice?


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INR, FFP & Bleeding, cont.

Slide 25

December 2008

No significant correlations were found between estimated red cell loss and pre-transfusion INR, APTT, platelet count or creatinine values. Interestingly, the correlation coefficient relating the PT/INR to the estimated red cell loss was -0.182 which indicates that increasing pre-transfusion PT values were associated with decreased estimated red cell losses. The take-home message is that there is not a significant association between pre-transfusion PT values and the extent of red cell loss.

INR, FFP & Bleeding, cont.


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