Study finds mortality from bleeding after cardiac surgery is unrelated to transfusion


An article by B. Dixon et al. in the January issue of "Transfusion" examines whether blood transfusion during cardiac surgery is a cause of patient mortality. The authors found that blood transfusion was not an independent predictor of mortality, whereas chest drainage was the strongest independent predictor. The investigators further noted that the effect of chest tube drainage on mortality was present even for patients not receiving a transfusion. A video on this research has been posted on and continuing medical education credits are being offered for reading and successfully completing a test on the article.

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Project Manager RA - 15000003MD
Santa Clara, CA
Director, Site Quality Management
Minneapolis, MN
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Junior to Mid-Level FDA Associate
Morgan Lewis
Washington, DC