Use of Pediatric Size Phlebotomy Tubes in Adult Critically Ill Patients to Reduce Red Blood Cell Transfusions

2017-09-19 01:38:22 | BioPortfolio


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.

Study Design




Pediatric phlebotomy tubes, Adult phlebotomy tubes


Memorial Hermann Hospital
United States


Not yet recruiting


The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-19T01:38:22-0400

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