From the Literature

Published: Mar 2015

Fraser IS, Mansour D, Breymann C, Hoffman C, Mezzacasa A, Petraglia F

Prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding and experiences of affected women in a European patient survey.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2015;128:196-200.

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The authors conducted an internet-based survey to examine the prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) among...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Feb 2015

Holcomb JB, Tilley BC, Baraniuk S, et al.

Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: the PROPPR randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2015;313:471-482.

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Holcomb and colleagues lead the way in high-quality trauma resuscitation research, setting the standard for...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Feb 2015

Bouet PE, Ruiz V, Legendre G, Gillard P, Descamps P, Sentilhes L

High-dose tranexamic acid for treating postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal delivery.
Br J Anaesth 2015;114:339-341.

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This report describes 60 women given high-dose tranexamic acid (4 g) if they sustained >800 mL...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Jan 2015

Godier A, Taylor G, Gaussem P

Inefficacy of platelet transfusion to reverse ticagrelor.
N Engl J Med 2015;372:196-197.

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Godier and colleagues describe a patient on dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor and aspirin due to two...
REVIEW by:
P. Johansson

Published: Jan 2015

Clifford L, Jia Q, Yadav H, et al.

Characterizing the epidemiology of perioperative transfusion-associated circulatory overload.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:21-28.

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The paper by Clifford et al. reports on the results of a very interesting retrospective study evaluating...
REVIEW by:
G. Inghilleri

Published: Nov 2014

Leal-Noval SR, Casado M, Arellano-Orden V, et al.

Administration of fibrinogen concentrate for refractory bleeding in massively transfused, non-trauma patients with coagulopathy: a retrospective study with comparator group.
BMC Anesthesiol 2014;14:109.

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Compensation of blood losses with infusion of crystalloidal and/or colloidal infusion solutions results in dilution...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Oct 2014

Sullivan IJ, Faulds JN

Assessment of intra-operative cell salvage haemolysis in the obstetric and orthopaedic clinical setting, in comparison with allogeneic blood.
Transfus Med 2014;24:280-285.

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This is an interesting report from an active group who have published widely on the topic of cell salvaged blood...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: Oct 2014

Welsh KJ, Padilla A, Dasgupta A, Nguyen AN, Wahed A

Thromboelastography is a suboptimal test for determination of the underlying cause of bleeding associated with cardiopulmonary bypass and may not predict a hypercoagulable state.
Am J Clin Pathol 2014;142:492-497.

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Welsh and colleagues investigated thrombelastography (TEG) and conventional coagulation tests (CCT) in 67 retrospectively...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Oct 2014

Kasivisvanathan R, Abbassi-Ghadi N, Kumar S, et al.

Risk of bleeding and adverse outcomes predicted by thromboelastography platelet mapping in patients taking clopidogrel within 7 days of non-cardiac surgery.
Br J Surg 2014;101:1383-1390.

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Kasivisvanathan and colleagues open the door a little further to tailored antiplatelet therapy, showing good...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Oct 2014

Adelmann D, Wiegele M, Wohlgemuth RK, et al.

Measuring the activity of apixaban and rivaroxaban with rotational thrombelastometry.
Thromb Res 2014;134:918-923.

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Although no routine coagulation monitoring is recommended during treatment with direct factor Xa inhibitors,...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

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