ICU Protocols pp 479-488 | Cite as

Transfusion Practices and Complications



A 54-year-old male patient with carcinoma of the rectum was admitted to the ICU with profuse bleeding per rectum for the previous 12 h. He was hypotensive and tachycardic. His hemoglobin (Hb) was 6.0 g/dL, platelet count was 150 × 103/mm3, international normalized ratio (INR) was 1.8, and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) was 30 s. He was transfused with three units of packed red blood cell.


International Normalize Ratio Blood Product Fresh Freeze Plasma Activate Partial Thromboplastin Time Lean Body Weight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and PainTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia

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