From the Literature

Published: Jan 2014

Willems A, Van Lerberghe C, Gonsette K, et al.

The indication for perioperative red blood cell transfusions is a predictive risk factor for severe postoperative morbidity and mortality in children undergoing cardiac surgery.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014; Jan 14 [Epub ahead of print].

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Willems et al. completed a retrospective single center study on 193 consecutive cases of paediatric...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Jan 2014

Neal MD, Brown JB, Moore EE, et al.

Prehospital use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with a reduced incidence of trauma-induced coagulopathy.
Ann Surg 2014; Jan 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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Neal and colleagues, on behalf of The Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury Investigators, add important...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Dec 2013

Avni T, Bieber A, Steinmetz T, Leibovici L, Gafter-Gvili A

Treatment of anemia in inflammatory bowel disease ‒ systematic review and meta-analysis.
PLoS One 2013;8:e75540.

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This systematic review and meta-analysis of 9 randomized controlled trials (973 patients) compared...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Nov 2013

Collard K, White D, Copplestone A

The influence of storage age on iron status, oxidative stress and antioxidant protection in paediatric packed cell units.
Blood Transfus 2013;Nov 29 [Epub ahead of print].

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This interesting study examines the issue of “the storage lesion” in the critical setting of neonatal transfusion....
REVIEW by:
G. Inghilleri

Published: Nov 2013

Annane D, Siami S, Jaber S, et al.

Effects of fluid resuscitation with colloids vs crystalloids on mortality in critically ill patients presenting with hypovolemic shock: the CRISTAL randomized trial.
JAMA 2013;310:1809-1817.

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This new mulitcenter, randomized on the reason for admission (sepsis, trauma, hypovolemia from other causes),...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Nov 2013

Elagamy A, Abdelaziz A, Ellaithy M

The use of cell salvage in women undergoing cesarean hysterectomy for abnormal placentation.
Int J Obstet Anesth 2013;22:289-293.

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Abnormal placentation, i.e. various grades of placental attachment to the myometrium, frequently leads to high...
REVIEW by:
C. Breymann, M. Muñoz

Published: Nov 2013

de Gast-Bakker DH, de Wilde RB, Hazekamp MG, et al.

Safety and effects of two red blood cell transfusion strategies in pediatric cardiac surgery patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Intensive Care Med 2013;39:2011-2019.

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de Gast-Bakker et al. undertook a randomized controlled trial to compare the outcome of children allocated...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Nov 2013

Martini J, Cabrales P, Fries D, Intaglietta M, Tsai AG

Effects of fibrinogen concentrate after shock/resuscitation: a comparison between in vivo microvascular clot formation and thromboelastometry.
Crit Care Med 2013;41:e301-308.

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Martini et al. confirm in an animal hamster model our knowledge that hydroxyethyl starch can induce coagulopathy,...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Oct 2013

de Araújo Azi LM, Lopes FM, Garcia LV

Postoperative management of severe acute anemia in a Jehovah's Witness.
Transfusion 2013; Oct 9 [Epub ahead of print].

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de Araújo Azi and coworkers report the case of a 27-year-old healthy female Jehovah's Witness patient undergoing...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Sep 2013

Ker K, Prieto-Merino D, Roberts I

Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of tranexamic acid on surgical blood loss.
Br J Surg 2013;100:1271-1279.

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An elegant and much needed meta-analysis of the effects of tranexamic acid (TA) on reducing bleeding in surgery....
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

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