Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: I have several concerns about
the study by Dr Corwin and colleagues.1 First,
the study includes a relatively select sample of patients. Many patients were
posttraumatic, and management of their anemia may be quite different from
the management of other types of critically ill patients. For instance, the
authors excluded patients with renal failure who were receiving dialysis.
Abbott KC. Erythropoietin and Transfusions Among Critically Ill PatientsErythropoietin and Transfusions Among Critically Ill Patients. JAMA. 2003;289(12):1511-1512. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1511-a