From the Literature

Published: Nov 2016

Michetti CP, Prentice HA, Lita E, Wright J, Ng E, Newcomb AB

Reducing transfusions in critically injured patients using a restricted-criteria order set.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016;81:889-896.

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In this study, the authors deal with the problem of adherence to evidence-based transfusion criteria. As they...
REVIEW by:
R. Rossaint

Published: Nov 2016

von Heymann C, Kaufner L, Sander M, et al.

Does the severity of preoperative anemia or blood transfusion have a stronger impact on long-term survival after cardiac surgery?
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016;152:1412-1420.

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In this study, von Heymann and colleagues describe the effects of different degrees of preoperative anaemia and/or...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Oct 2016

Veigas PV, Callum J, Rizoli S, Nascimento B, da Luz LT

A systematic review on the rotational thrombelastometry (ROTEM(R)) values for the diagnosis of coagulopathy, prediction and guidance of blood transfusion and prediction of mortality in trauma patients.
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2016;24:114.

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It has been argued that viscoelastic point-of-care testing provides faster and more accurate results than conventional...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

Published: Oct 2016

Voorn VM, van der Hout A, So-Osman C, et al.

Erythropoietin to reduce allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Vox Sang 2016;111:219-225.

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The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the benefits, the safety and the costs...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Oct 2016

Niepraschk-von Dollen K, Bamberg C, Henkelmann A, et al.

Predelivery maternal fibrinogen as a predictor of blood loss after vaginal delivery.
Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016;294:745-751.

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In this prospective single-centre cohort study, Niepraschk-von Dollen et al. found that predelivery...
REVIEW by:
M.-P. Bonnet

Published: Oct 2016

Maung AA, Bhattacharya B, Schuster KM, Davis KA

Trauma patients on new oral anticoagulation agents have lower mortality than those on warfarin.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016;81:652-657.

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In this retrospective study, the authors looked at mortality rates in trauma patients treated with direct oral...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Sep 2016

Connolly SJ, Milling TJ, Jr., Eikelboom JW, et al.

Andexanet alfa for acute major bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitors.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1131-1141.

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Anticoagulants are highly effective in reducing thromboembolic complications (mostly stroke in patients with...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Sep 2016

Ning S, Barty R, Liu Y, Heddle NM, Rochwerg B, Arnold DM

Platelet transfusion practices in the ICU: data from a large transfusion registry.
Chest 2016;150:516-523.

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This study by Ning et al. reports on platelet transfusion practices in 3 ICUs and includes 7073 non-oncologic...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2016

Chung KW, Basavaraju SV, Mu Y, et al.

Declining blood collection and utilization in the United States.
Transfusion 2016;56:2184-2192.

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The authors report an analysis of the 2013 Blood Collection and Utilization Survey results by the US Department...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Sep 2016

Chassé M, Tinmouth A, English SW, et al.

Association of blood donor age and sex with recipient survival after red blood cell transfusion.
JAMA Intern Med 2016;176:1307-1314.

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This study investigated the impact of blood donor age and gender on RBC transfusion outcome. In solid organ transplantation,...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

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