Last updated on August 2019

Liberal Transfusion Strategy in Elderly Patients


Brief description of study

In this prospective, multicentre, open, randomised, controlled clinical trial elderly patients ( 70 years) undergoing intermediate- or high-risk non-cardiac surgery will be randomised either to a liberal group (patients receive a RBC unit each time Hb falls 9 g/dl ( 5.6mmol/l) with a target range for the post-transfusion Hb level of 9-10.5 g/dl (5.6-6.5 mmol/l)) or restrictive group (patients receive a single RBC unit each time Hb falls 7.5 g/dl ( 4.7 mmol/l) with a target range for the post-transfusion Hb level of 7.5-9 g/dl (4.7-5.6 mmol/l). Primary efficacy endpoint: is a composite of death from any cause and anaemia-associated, ischaemic events (defined as acute myocardial infarction, acute ischaemic stroke, acute kidney injury stage III, acute mesenteric ischaemia, acute peripheral vascular ischaemia) within 90 days after surgery.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03369210

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