From the Literature

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: 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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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

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: Jun 2016

Larsen TB, Skjøth F, Nielsen PB, Kjældgaard JN, Lip GY

Comparative effectiveness and safety of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: propensity weighted nationwide cohort study.
BMJ 2016;353:i3189.

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NATA REVIEW:
Another article providing real-world data on DOACs compared with warfarin. Helpful also in comparing efficacy...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Jun 2016

Shuvy M, Mewa J, Wolff R, et al.

Preprocedure anemia management decreases transfusion rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Can J Cardiol 2016;32:732-738.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors sought to assess the impact of a preoperative blood conservation approach in treating anaemia and...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jun 2016

Klein AA, Collier TJ, Brar MS, et al.

The incidence and importance of anaemia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in the UK - the first Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists national audit.
Anaesthesia 2016;71:627-635.

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NATA REVIEW:
Klein and colleagues performed a national audit in the UK in order to evaluate the incidence and clinical impact...
REVIEW by:
C. Boer

Published: May 2016

Wafaisade A, Lefering R, Bouillon B, Böhmer AB, Gässler M, Ruppert M

Prehospital administration of tranexamic acid in trauma patients.
Crit Care 2016;20:143.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this retrospective study, Wafaisade et al. investigated the effect of prehospital administration...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: Apr 2016

Hogervorst EK, Rosseel PM, van de Watering LM, et al.

Intraoperative anemia and single red blood cell transfusion during cardiac surgery: an assessment of postoperative outcome including patients refusing blood transfusion.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:363-372.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study by Hogervorst et al. is an extensive database analysis that has some methodological problems...
REVIEW by:
C. von Heymann

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