From the Literature

Published: Jan 2011

Chevet I, Remerand F, Couvret C, et al.

Tranexamic acid reduces haematomas but not pain after total knee arthroplasty [Article in French].
Ann Fr Anesth Reanim 2011;30(1):17-24.

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The authors present an interesting hypothesis: the reduction of bleeding and, consequently, intra-articular...
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J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jan 2011

Wafaisade A, Maegele M, Lefering R, et al.

High plasma to red blood cell ratios are associated with lower mortality rates in patients receiving multiple transfusion (4
J Trauma 2011;70(1):81-88; discussion 88-89.

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The article by Wafaisade et al. is a retrospective observational multicenter study assessing the...
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P. Johansson

Published: Jan 2011

Davenport R, Curry N, Manson J, et al.

Hemostatic effects of fresh frozen plasma may be maximal at red cell ratios of 1:2.
J Trauma 2011;70(1):90-96.

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The authors report the preliminary findings of the first prospective observational cohort study on the hemostatic...
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S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: Jan 2011

Ishida K, Tsumura N, Kitagawa A, et al.

Intra-articular injection of tranexamic acid reduces not only blood loss but also knee joint swelling after total knee arthroplasty.
Int Orthop 2011; Jan 21 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an interesting randomized controlled trial showing that the intra-articular administration of tranexamic...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

Published: Jan 2011

Mantilla CB, Wass CT, Goodrich KA, et al.

Risk for perioperative myocardial infarction and mortality in patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty: the role of anemia.
Transfusion 2011;51(1):82-91.

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In their multivariable case-control study in patients undergoing major orthopedic arthroplasty operations...
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O. Habler

Published: Jan 2011

van Eijk LT, Kroot JJ, Tromp M, van der Hoeven JG, Swinkels DW, Pickkers P

Inflammation-induced hepcidin-25 is associated with the development of anemia in septic patients: an observational study.
Crit Care 2011;15(1):R9.

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This study investigated the hepcidin concentrations in 92 patients admitted for systemic inflammatory response...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Jan 2011

Magnotti LJ, Zarzaur BL, Fischer PE, et al.

Improved survival after hemostatic resuscitation: does the emperor have no clothes?
J Trauma 2011;70(1):97-102.

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This retrospective analysis of a cohort of 103 civilian trauma patients who required massive transfusion reports...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Dec 2010

Stanworth SJ, Morris TP, Gaarder C, et al.

Reappraising the concept of massive transfusion in trauma.
Crit Care 2010;14(6):R239.

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The authors reviewed the records of 5693 patients from 5 trauma registries. They showed an association between...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Dec 2010

Yuruk K, Almac E, Bezemer R, Goedhart P, De Mol B, Ince C

Blood transfusions recruit the microcirculation during cardiac surgery.
Transfusion 2010; Dec 6 [Epub ahead of print].

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This prospective observational study investigated the effects of leukoreduced packed red blood cell transfusion...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Dec 2010

Fischer M, Matsuo K, Gonen M, et al.

Relationship between intraoperative fluid administration and perioperative outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy: results of a prospective randomized trial of acute normovolemic hemodilution compared with standard intraoperative management.
Ann Surg 2010;252(6):952-958.

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In their prospective, controlled, randomized study, Fischer and coworkers investigated the effects of the...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

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