Evaluation of using fresh frozen plasma for patients with cirrhosis at a tertiary healthcare center in Turkey: Strict transfusion policies are essential


Seyhanli A., ÖZKAN Y. C., BENGİ G., ALACACIOĞLU İ., ÖZSAN G. H., DEMİRKAN F.

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.60, no.6, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2021.103247
  • Journal Name: TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Fresh frozen plasma transfusion, Patient blood management, Liver cirrhosis, CRYOPRECIPITATE, COAGULOPATHY, REDUCTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Management of blood transfusions is a critical issue, especially in cirrhotic patients, because of the absence of national policies in many countries. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is a common blood component misused excessively in various clinical situations and cirrhosis patients without any scientific rationale. We evaluated the FFP transfusions in patients with cirrhosis at our tertiary care hospital.