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Do cardiac children need more red blood cell transfusions than other critically ill children?

Geneviève Du Pont-Thibodeau| Jacques Lacroix
Editorial
Volume 39, Issue 11 / November , 2013

Pages 2050 - 2052

No abstract available.

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