SESSION TITLE: Miscellaneous Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Critically ill patients are at risk for microvascular and immunosuppressive complications as well as transfusion related acute lung injury and are at risk for progression into acute respiratory distress syndrome. A restrictive strategy for transfusion in critically ill patients is as effective as a liberal transfusion strategy. We hypothesized that patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) managed with non-invasive ventilation (NIV) receiving pack red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion will have similar outcomes independent of the threshold of hemoglobin when they are transfused (≤ or > 7 g/dL).