From the Literature

Published: May 2014

Yamamoto K, Usui A, Takamatsu J

Fibrinogen concentrate administration attributes to significant reductions of blood loss and transfusion requirements in thoracic aneurysm repair.
J Cardiothorac Surg 2014;9:90.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors found that an early goal-directed fibrinogen substitution by fibrinogen concentrate was superior...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: May 2014

Lozano M, Mahon A, van der Meer PF, et al.

Counting platelets at transfusion threshold levels: impact on the decision to transfuse. A BEST Collaborative - UK NEQAS(H) International Exercise.
Vox Sang 2014;106:330-336.

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The authors conducted an international laboratory check survey for accuracy of determining platelet counts in...
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L. T. Goodnough

Published: May 2014

Lundin ES, Johansson T, Zachrisson H, et al.

Single-dose tranexamic acid in advanced ovarian cancer surgery reduces blood loss and transfusions: double-blind placebo-controlled randomized multicenter study.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2014;93:335-344.

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This is a well-written prospective randomised study (n = 100) on the effect of a single preoperative...
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C. Vagianos

Published: Apr 2014

Favrat B, Balck K, Breymann C, et al.

Evaluation of a single dose of ferric carboxymaltose in fatigued, iron-deficient women--PREFER a randomized, placebo-controlled study.
PLoS One 2014;9:e94217.

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The authors studied the value of intravenous iron supplementation in a cohort of women with a diagnosis of iron...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Apr 2014

So-Osman C, Nelissen RG, Koopman-van Gemert AW, et al.

Patient blood management in elective total hip- and knee-replacement surgery (part 2): a randomized controlled trial on blood salvage as transfusion alternative using a restrictive transfusion policy in patients with a preoperative Hb above 13 g/dl
Anesthesiology 2014;120:852-860.

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The authors conducted a large randomised study to evaluate allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) in elective adult...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Mar 2014

Khan S, Brohi K, Chana M, et al.

Hemostatic resuscitation is neither hemostatic nor resuscitative in trauma hemorrhage.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014;76:561-568.

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Khan and co-authors state that “haemostatic resuscitation is neither haemostatic nor resuscitative in trauma...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Feb 2014

Forcillo J, Perrault LP

Armentarium of topical hemostatic products in cardiovascular surgery: An update.
Transfus Apher Sci 2014;50:26-31.

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This is an interesting paper, trying to present documented data regarding the application of the many commercially...
REVIEW by:
C. Vagianos

Published: Feb 2014

Karlsson O, Jeppsson A, Hellgren M

Major obstetric haemorrhage: monitoring with thromboelastography, laboratory analyses or both?
Int J Obstet Anesth 2014;23:10-17.

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Karlsson and colleagues nicely evaluate hemostasis in postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). They show that coagulopathy...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

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

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