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This study will evaluate the hypothesis that the use of pediatric size phlebotomy tubes reduces RBC transfusions in adult ICU patients compared with the use of adult size tubes.
Pediatric phlebotomy tubes, Adult phlebotomy tubes
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Not yet recruiting
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-19T01:38:22-0400
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Transfer from pediatric to adult care.
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