Sparing unnecessary transfusions through patient blood management: time for application also in internal and emergency medicine

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Commentary to the paper by Motta I, Mantovan G, Consonni D, Brambilla AM, Materia M, Porzio M et al. (2019) Treatment with ferric carboxymaltose in stable patients with severe iron deficiency anemia in the emergency department. Internal and Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02223-z.

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Marchi, G., Busti, F. & Girelli, D. Sparing unnecessary transfusions through patient blood management: time for application also in internal and emergency medicine. Intern Emerg Med 15, 559–561 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11739-020-02278-3

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