Review

Blood Transfusion - 3 2019 (May-June)

Patient blood management: a revolutionary approach to transfusion medicine

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Key words: patient blood management, blood transfusion, surgery, medical illness, critical care
Publication Date: 2019-06-05

Abstract

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.

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Authors

Massimo Franchini - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome; Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, "Carlo Poma" Hospital, Mantua

Giuseppe Marano - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Eva Veropalumbo - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Francesca Masiello - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Ilaria Pati - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Fabio Candura - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Samantha Profili - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Liviana Catalano - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Vanessa Piccinini - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Simonetta Pupella - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Stefania Vaglio - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome; Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

Giancarlo M. Liumbruno - Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome

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