Blood Transfusion - 3 2019 (May-June)
Patient blood management: a revolutionary approach to transfusion medicine
Authors:  Massimo Franchini, Giuseppe Marano, Eva Veropalumbo, Francesca Masiello, Ilaria Pati, Fabio Candura, Samantha Profili, Liviana Catalano, Vanessa Piccinini, Simonetta Pupella, Stefania Vaglio, Giancarlo M. Liumbruno
Pages:  191-195
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2019; 17: 191-5
Doi:  10.2450/2019.0109-19
Published online:  05/06/2019

Patient blood management (PBM) is a multimodal, multidisciplinary approach adopted to limit the use and the need for allogeneic blood transfusion in all at-risk patients with the aim of improving their clinical outcomes. Although PBM usually refers to surgical patients, its clinical use has gradually evolved over the last few years and it now also refers to medical conditions. This review will critically analyse the current knowledge on the use of PBM programmes in surgical and non-surgical patients.
Keywords: patient blood management, blood transfusion, surgery, medical illness, critical care.
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