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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0001 -- EBL (mL) or transfusion rate (%) Readmission or mean number of units rate (%) of PRBCs transfused (U) Okamura et al.
The overall goal of this new program is to reduce the risk of potential side effects of blood transfusions, and help to extend the useful life of pRBCs.
sex embolizations of pRBCs * 1 11/M 1 (preoperatively) 5 (intraoperatively) 1 (preoperatively) 2 (at embolization) 4 (intraoperatively) 2 14/M 1 (preoperatively) 1 (intraoperatively) 2 (postoperatively at 12 and 20 mo) * Packed red blood cells.
Reducing the number of PRBCs is an effective means toward helping reduce costs in the healthcare system.
Red blood cells surrounding vessels with hemorrhages were usually not parasitized, suggesting that the pRBCs were adherent to the vessel wall and not able to freely bleed into the parenchyma.
Over the next 17 days, he received a total of 23 units of pRBCs, 16 of which were given on hospital day 4 by exchange transfusion.
On the basis of laboratory and epidemiologic information, we concluded that the patient acquired the infection via transfusion of infected PRBCs donated in a disease-endemic area thousands of miles away.
Retrospective analysis from a combat support hospital has revealed a mortality benefit associated with infusing FFP to pRBCs in a 1:1.
Finally, the CCN must be aware that PRBCs do not contain clotting factors.
The following day, the patient's gastrointestinal bleeding recurred and 7 U of PRBCs were transfused.
Transfusion of PRBCs is a common practice in the critical care setting.
0 U/mL of pRBCs to distinguish normal TPMT enzymatic activity from intermediate activity and 5.