alexa The Problem of Anemia Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
ISSN: 2167-1222

Journal of Trauma & Treatment
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Commentary

The Problem of Anemia Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

Sarah Travers1*, Christopher Wolf2 and Scott Litofsky N1

1Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri

2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri

*Corresponding Author:
Scott Litofsky N
Division of Neurological Surgery
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
One Hospital Drive, MC 321, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA
Tel: +573-882-4909
Fax: +573-884-5184
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 24, 2016; Accepted date: December 05, 2016; Published date: December 07, 2016

Citation: Travers S, Wolf C, Litofsky NS (2016) The Problem of Anemia Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury. J Trauma Treat 5:347. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000347

Copyright: © 2016 Litofsky NS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Anemia following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequently encountered. A number of studies have shown negative effects on outcome with hemoglobin levels below 9 g/dL but no consensus has been reached in regards to what level of hemoglobin warrants blood transfusion. Some neurosurgical texts recommend transfusion for hemoglobin <10 g/dL despite lack of clear guidelines. While transfusion should theoretically prevent secondary insults from hypoxia, it may also increase morbidity and mortality. We discuss the factors creating confusion in the literature and offer an outline of prospective trial to determine the impact of anemia and transfusion on patient with moderate-tosevere TBI.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords