From the Literature

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

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

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: Aug 2016

Cohen AT, Harrington RA, Goldhaber SZ, et al.

Extended thromboprophylaxis with betrixaban in acutely ill medical patients.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:534-544.

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Thromboprophylaxis during an episode of acute medical illness is effective preventing venous thromboembolism....
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Aug 2016

Wang H, Umejiego J, Robinson RD, et al.

A derivation and validation study of an early blood transfusion needs score for severe trauma patients.
J Clin Med Res 2016;8:591-597.

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In this study, Wang et al. investigated the validity of a simple and pragmatic prehospital blood transfusion...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: Aug 2016

Yazer MH, Jackson B, Beckman N, et al.

Changes in blood center red blood cell distributions in the era of patient blood management: the trends for collection (TFC) study.
Transfusion 2016;56:1965-1973.

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This study is about the modification of red blood cell (RBC) distribution of blood centres after the introduction...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Aug 2016

DeSimone RA, Nellis ME, Goel R, Haas T, Vasovic L, Cushing MM

Cryoprecipitate indications and patterns of use in the pediatric intensive care unit: inappropriate transfusions and lack of standardization.
Transfusion 2016;56:1960-1964.

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DeSimone et al. reviewed the hospital charts of all patients admitted to the paediatric intensive care...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Aug 2016

Chalfin HJ, Liu JJ, Gandhi N, et al.

Blood transfusion is associated with increased perioperative morbidity and adverse oncologic outcomes in bladder cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical cystectomy.
Ann Surg Oncol 2016;23:2715-2722.

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Cum hoc ergo propter hoc (With this, therefore because of this) — this logical fallacy often results...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

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