From the Literature

Published: Jan 2011

Savage WJ, Tobian AA, Fuller AK, Wood RA, King KE, Ness PM

Allergic transfusion reactions to platelets are associated more with recipient and donor factors than with product attributes.
Transfusion 2011; Jan 7 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Allergic transfusion reactions have been studied with more attention to the characteristics of the transfused...
REVIEW by:
P. Rebulla

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

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

Published: Nov 2010

Vamvakas EC

Meta-analysis of the randomized controlled trials of the hemostatic efficacy and capacity of pathogen-reduced platelets.
Transfusion 2010; Nov 8 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
The present paper is about the clinical outcome of pathogen reduced platelets. The author is very experienced...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Mar 2001

Barsoum WK, Klika AK, Murray TG, Higuera C, Lee HH, Krebs VE

Prospective randomized evaluation of the need for blood transfusion during primary total hip arthroplasty with use of a bipolar sealer.
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011;93(6):513-518.

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NATA REVIEW:
This prospective randomized study tested the hemostatic efficacy of a bipolar sealer used during total hip...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

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