From the Literature

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

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

Published: Aug 2016

Lagny MG, Roediger L, Koch JN, et al.

Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and the risk of acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass: a single-center retrospective study.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:869-875.

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NATA REVIEW:
This single-centre retrospective study reports a greater incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the immediate...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Aug 2016

Meybohm P, Choorapoikayil S, Wessels A, Herrmann E, Zacharowski K, Spahn DR

Washed cell salvage in surgical patients: A review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials under PRISMA.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2016;95:e4490.

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NATA REVIEW:
In the absence of large randomised trials, meta-analyses are a useful tool to assess whether a technique is clinically...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

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

Published: Jul 2016

Rahe-Meyer N, Levy JH, Mazer CD, et al.

Randomized evaluation of fibrinogen vs placebo in complex cardiovascular surgery (REPLACE): a double-blind phase III study of haemostatic therapy.
Br J Anaesth 2016;117:41-51.

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NATA REVIEW:
In view of the low levels of fibrinogen in various clinical circumstances associated with haemorrhage, replacement...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Jul 2016

Lucas DJ, Ejaz A, Spolverato G, et al.

Packed red blood cell transfusion after surgery: are we "overtranfusing" our patients?
Am J Surg 2016;212:1-9.

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NATA REVIEW:
Using data from a prospective blood management intelligence portal, Lucas and co-authors performed an analysis...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

Published: Jul 2016

Barillari G, Londero AP, Brenner B, et al.

Recurrence of venous thromboembolism in patients with recent gestational deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism: Findings from the RIETE Registry.
Eur J Intern Med 2016;32:53-59.

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NATA REVIEW:
This paper looks at the recurrent VTE rate in women who had VTE during pregnancy. As with all data from observational...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

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