Transfusion nomogram: an application of physiology to clinical decisions regarding the use of blood.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A nomogram has been prepared that depicts relationships between cardiac output (Q), oxygen consumption (Vo2), hemoglobin concentration (Hb), the position of the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve, the oxygen saturation of arterial blood (SaO2), and the partial pressure of oxygen in the mixed venous blood (PVO2). Examples are provided to illustrate how this nomogram may be employed to facilitate decisions regarding the need for blood transfusions in patients in whom oxygen delivery may be impaired.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schneider, AJ; Stockman, JA; Oski, FA

Published Date

  • June 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 469 - 473

PubMed ID

  • 7226867

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7226867

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-3493


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States