Withholding platelet transfusion from thrombocytopenic patients with central venous catheters = more bleeding events

Question clinique

Should patients with thrombocytopenia receive a platelet transfusion prior to ultrasound-guided central venous catheter placement?


Withholding a prophylactic transfusion of platelets from patients with thrombocytopenia who require CVC placement results in more catheter-related bleeding events. 1b

Plan de l'etude: Randomized controlled trial (nonblinded)

Financement: Foundation

Cadre: Inpatient (any location)


Nita Shrikant Kulkarni, MD
Assistant Professor in Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

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