Distribution of indications for blood transfusion among the patients of Faridpur, Bangladesh

Authors

  • Tonmoy Biswas Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur
  • Sunil Kumar Biswas Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Rassell Department of Surgical Oncology National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Md Abdul Alim Medical Officer, Department of Anaesthesiology, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v45i2.28981

Keywords:

Blood transfusion, anaemia, haemorrhage

Abstract

For more than a century, blood transfusion is recognized as an important contributor to patients outcome. This study was focused on frequent indications of reported blood transfusions. This cross-sectional type of descriptive study was conducted in Faridpur, Bangladesh among the 719 patients from April, 2013 to July 2013. 30% had non-hemorrhagic anemia, 21% had intra or post-partum hemorrhage, 7% were undergoing haemodialysis, 6% had thalassemia, 4% had trauma, 2% had non-hematological cancer, 1% had leukemia and the rest had other causes. Middle age group and female patients required more transfusions. Moreover, conservative managements required more blood transfusion rather than surgical. However, Patients receiving a blood transfusion are at risk of increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay in hospital & ICU.

Bangladesh Med J. 2016 May; 45 (2): 85-89

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Tonmoy Biswas, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur



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Published

2016-07-30

How to Cite

Biswas, T., Biswas, S. K., Rassell, M., & Alim, M. A. (2016). Distribution of indications for blood transfusion among the patients of Faridpur, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 45(2), 85–89. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v45i2.28981

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