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Table 2 Transfusion triggers within the CRUNSH Trial

From: C lamp-Cru shin g versus s tapler h epatectomy for transection of the parenchyma in elective hepatic resection (CRUNSH) - A randomized controlled trial (NCT01049607)

Risk profile Minimum hemoglobin (conversion factor 0.621)
< 40 years
no additional risk factors
no organ function impairment
< 5.5 g/dl or 3.4 mmol/l
≥ 40 years
no additional risk factors
no organ function impairment
< 6 g/dl or 3.7 mmol/l
organ function impairment < 7 g/dl or 4.3 mmol/l
coronary artery disease with no ischemia
carotid artery stenosis with no ischemia
history of transient ischemic attack
< 8 g/dl or 5.0 mmol/l
coronary artery disease with ischemia e.g. troponin elevation
carotid artery stenosis with ischemia
history of stroke
< 10 g/dl or 6.2 mmol/l