Article Abstract

Thresholds, triggers or requirements—time to look beyond the transfusion trials

Authors: Aryeh Shander, Tae-Yop Kim, Lawrence Tim Goodnough


The conventional medical approach consists of making a diagnosis and prescribing evidence-based treatments to address the disease or condition. For pneumococcal pneumonia, penicillin G at doses 20–24 million units/day has been recommended after verification of no resistance (1). The therapy is introduced once clinical symptoms of lung infection are confirmed with the bacteriology results.