No Significant Association Between the Transfusion of Small Volumes of Leukocyte-Depleted Red Blood Cells and Mortality Over 7 Years of Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis
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"The impact of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on long-term clinical outcome is controversial."1
1. Koster A, Zittermann A, Börgermann J, Gummert JF.
Anesth Analg. 2017 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]