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Blood transfusion is associated with increased resource utilization and bacterial infection

Blood transfusion is associated with increased resource utilization and bacterial infection,Mudassir Iqbal Dar,A Rasheed,A Bari Khan,Abdul Qadeer Khan

Blood transfusion is associated with increased resource utilization and bacterial infection  
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Objective: To observe the association of blood transfusion and clinical outcome in cardiac surgery patients. Material and Methods: Forty patients underwent cardiac surgery during a period of two months in a single institution. Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) was performed in 21 (52.5%) patients, Mitral valve replacement (MVR) in 15 (37.5%) patients, aortic valve replacement (AVR) in 2 (5%) patients and Atrial septal defect (ASD) was closed in 2 (5%) patients. The mean age of the patients were 41.7±18 years, 80% were male. Results: Twenty five (62.5%) patients required blood transfusion. Transfusion group showed chest wound infection (7.5%), pulmonary oedema (12.5%) and shortness of breath
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