Transfusion requirements and clinical outcome in intensive care patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy: comparison of prostacyclin vs. heparin prefilter administration

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Prostacyclin (PGI(2)) analogous are potent antithrombotics recommended as prefilter infusion during renal replacement therapy (RRT) when heparin is contraindicated. It is debated whether PGI(2) administration during RRT affects transfusion requirements and outcome. Retrospective cohort study of all patients at a general intensive care unit (ICU) receiving continuous RRT (CRRT) in a 14-month period. Patients were stratified according to the used anticoagulant, that is prefilter PGI(2) group (n=24) and prefilter heparin group (n=70). The ICU stay of the patients was divided into three time periods: before, during and after CRRT. For each time period, laboratory values were analysed as changes/day and blood transfusion requirements as absolute values. Organ failures during the ICU stay and 1 year all-cause mortality were registered. During CRRT the PGI(2) group had a higher incidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) (P=0.006), severe thrombocytopenia (P=0.03), higher maximum Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score (P
TidsskriftBlood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)414-9
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 1 jul. 2010

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