From the Literature

Published: Dec 2016

Menendez ME, Lu N, Huybrechts KF, et al.

Variation in use of blood transfusion in primary total hip and knee arthroplasties.
J Arthroplasty 2016;31:2757-2763 e2752.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study reports on variability in red blood cell transfusion rates among US hospitals using a large dataset...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

Published: Nov 2016

Carson JL, Guyatt G, Heddle NM, et al.

Clinical practice guidelines from the AABB: red blood cell transfusion thresholds and storage.
JAMA 2016;316:2025-2035.

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NATA REVIEW:
The AABB has updated its guidelines on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and storage issues. In summary, the authors...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Nov 2016

Michetti CP, Prentice HA, Lita E, Wright J, Ng E, Newcomb AB

Reducing transfusions in critically injured patients using a restricted-criteria order set.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016;81:889-896.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this study, the authors deal with the problem of adherence to evidence-based transfusion criteria. As they...
REVIEW by:
R. Rossaint

Published: Nov 2016

von Heymann C, Kaufner L, Sander M, et al.

Does the severity of preoperative anemia or blood transfusion have a stronger impact on long-term survival after cardiac surgery?
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016;152:1412-1420.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this study, von Heymann and colleagues describe the effects of different degrees of preoperative anaemia and/or...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Nov 2016

Muenster S, Beloiartsev A, Yu B, et al.

Exposure of stored packed erythrocytes to nitric oxide prevents transfusion-associated pulmonary hypertension.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study investigated the potential role of of nitric oxide (NO) treatment of stored red blood cells (RBCs)...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2016

Chung KW, Basavaraju SV, Mu Y, et al.

Declining blood collection and utilization in the United States.
Transfusion 2016;56:2184-2192.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors report an analysis of the 2013 Blood Collection and Utilization Survey results by the US Department...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Sep 2016

Ning S, Barty R, Liu Y, Heddle NM, Rochwerg B, Arnold DM

Platelet transfusion practices in the ICU: data from a large transfusion registry.
Chest 2016;150:516-523.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study by Ning et al. reports on platelet transfusion practices in 3 ICUs and includes 7073 non-oncologic...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

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

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