packed cells

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Noun1.packed cells - a preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma; "packed cells are given to severely anemic patients in order to avoid overloading the circulatory system with too much fluid"
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
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Transfusion of multiple packed red blood cells (PRBCs) reached 44 units.
* In 2001 an American association for the surgery of trauma a multi-institutional study was performed and identified severe faecal contamination, single antibiotic prophylaxis and transfer of more than 4 units of PRBCS as independent risk factors.
(%) 82 (91.1) Number of grafts 2.8[+ or -]0.6 PRBCs transfused, mL 433.3[+ or -]267.1 Lowest hematocrit, % 22.2[+ or -]4.1 Need to use vasopressors, no.
These treatments include early and careful resuscitation with IV fluids; blood products such as packed red blood cells (PRBCs), platelets, concentrations of clotting factors to prevent bleeding; antibiotics to treat common bacterial coinfections, respiratory support with oxygen (in severe cases, via a ventilator), and powerful vasoactive medications to counter the effects of shock.
After, the parasite challenges were administered by intravenous injection of five thousand PRBCs.
Allogeneic packed RBCs (PRBCs) were transfused for hemoglobin < 70 g/L or hematocrit < 0.20, with a goal of maintaining hematocrit between 0.25 and 0.30.
Transfusion with packed red cells (PRBCs) was started and he was shifted to High Dependency Unit (HDU) for close monitoring.
The patient was immediately transferred to our intensive care unit, where she was intubated and received two units of packed red blood cells (pRBCs).
The patient's tachycardia did not improve despite 2 L normal saline bolus, so she was given 2 units of packed red blood cells (PRBCs).
She received a transfusion of two units of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) for severe anemia described as normocytic and direct coombs test positive.
Of those requiring a transfusion, 4.08% of the standard group and 3.23% of the PSI group required only 1 unit of PRBCs. 38.78% of the standard group and 45.16% of the PSI group required 2 units of PRBCs.
A massive blood transfusion requires full replacement of the patient's blood volume or --or more units of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) in a 24-hour period.