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Preventing transfusion associated hyperkalemia in pediatric cardiac surgery : Measure The Levels of Potassium in Packed Red Blood Cells Before Using – invited Commentary
  • Ali Baran Budak
Ali Baran Budak
Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi
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Abstract

The authors present an revolutionary study aiming to evaluate the effect of alterations in potassium concentrations in transfused packed red blood cells (PRBC) on neonate and infant potassium levels after congenital cardiac surgery. By establishing a strict protocol which restricts the rate of transfusion, the age of the transfused PRBC, and not transfusing a PRBC with a potassium level above 15 mmol/L, they accomplished to suggest a safe and easy way for preventing transfusion associated hyperkalemia.

Peer review status:Published

05 Nov 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
06 Nov 2021Submission Checks Completed
06 Nov 2021Assigned to Editor
06 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
08 Nov 20211st Revision Received
10 Nov 2021Submission Checks Completed
10 Nov 2021Assigned to Editor
10 Nov 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
10 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
22 Nov 2021Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.16157