From the Literature

Published: Jun 2017

Leahy MF, Hofmann A, Towler S, et al.

Improved outcomes and reduced costs associated with a health-system-wide patient blood management program: a retrospective observational study in four major adult tertiary-care hospitals.
Transfusion 2017;57:1347-1358.

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NATA REVIEW:
"Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are the de facto standard for answering clinical questions, delivering the...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Mar 2017

Ad N, Holmes SD, Patel J, et al.

The impact of a multidisciplinary blood conservation protocol on patient outcomes and cost after cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017;153:597-605.

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NATA REVIEW:
This before-and-after study confirms that a standardised intraoperative blood conservation programme including...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Mar 2017

Barile L, Fominskiy E, Di Tomasso N, et al.

Acute normovolemic hemodilution reduces allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Anesth Analg 2017;124:743-752.

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NATA REVIEW:
This meta-analysis, which includes 29 randomised controlled trials for a total of 2439 patients, evaluates...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jan 2017

Sebastian R, Ratliff T, Winch PD, et al.

Revisiting acute normovolemic hemodilution and blood transfusion during pediatric cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study.
Paediatr Anaesth 2017;27:85-90.

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NATA REVIEW:
Children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are at high risk of being exposed to relatively...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Jan 2017

Meybohm P, Richards T, Isbister J, et al.

Patient blood management bundles to facilitate implementation.
Transfus Med Rev 2017;31:62-71.

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NATA REVIEW:
How to cook a patient blood management programme! In this 'position paper', a group of well-known...
REVIEW by:
S. Lasocki

Published: Nov 2016

DeAndrade D, Waters JH, Triulzi DJ, et al.

Very low rate of patient-related adverse events associated with the use of intraoperative cell salvage.
Transfusion 2016;56:2768-2772.

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NATA REVIEW:
This retrospective review confirms that the use of cell salvage intraoperatively is safe, with a rate of patient-related...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Aug 2016

Meybohm P, Choorapoikayil S, Wessels A, Herrmann E, Zacharowski K, Spahn DR

Washed cell salvage in surgical patients: A review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials under PRISMA.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2016;95:e4490.

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NATA REVIEW:
In the absence of large randomised trials, meta-analyses are a useful tool to assess whether a technique is clinically...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: Oct 2015

Al-Riyami AZ, Al-Khabori M, Baskaran B, Siddiqi M, Al-Sabti H

Intra-operative cell salvage in cardiac surgery may increase platelet transfusion requirements: a cohort study.
Vox Sang 2015;109:280-286.

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NATA REVIEW:
This article gives the results of an observational study that used a historical cohort of patients as a control...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: May 2015

Gross I, Seifert B, Hofmann A, Spahn DR

Patient blood management in cardiac surgery results in fewer transfusions and better outcome.
Transfusion 2015;55:1075-1081.

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NATA REVIEW:
Gross et al. compared transfusion and clinical data between the period prior to implementing patient...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2015

Practice guidelines for perioperative blood management: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Blood Management.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:241-275.

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NATA REVIEW:
These Practice Guidelines update “Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Transfusion and Adjuvant Therapies:...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

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