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FOCUS trial results
The FOCUS trial studied transfusion triggers in patients aged over 50, who either had cardiovascular disease, or had risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and who were undergoing surgical hip fracture repair. It has shown that a restrictive transfusion threshold (symptoms of anaemia or at physician discretion when the Hb was < 8 g/dL) was at least equivalent to a liberal threshold (Hb <10 g/dL) in outcomes such as death, ability to walk at 60 days, and other in-hospital complications.
We aim to make your local RTC site the first place you think of looking online for transfusion related information. It is divided into these five areas:
If you have material you would like published please contact Hazel Tinegate or Janice Robertson the North East RTC website representatives. If you have ideas about other information you would like to see on the RTC site please contact Sheena Cameron, Website Development Manager.