From the Literature

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

Published: Oct 2014

Vonk AB, Meesters MI, van Dijk WB, et al.

Ten-year patterns in blood product utilization during cardiothoracic surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in a tertiary hospital.
Transfusion 2014;54:2608-2616.

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NATA REVIEW:
Vonk et al. describe the blood-conservation strategies and the overall consumption of red blood cells...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Oct 2014

Teetzmann R, Sørensen B, Liseth K, Opheim E, Hervig T

Effects of the Sangvia blood collection system on patients undergoing elective hip surgery.
Transfus Apher Sci 2014;51:91-96.

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NATA REVIEW:
Teeztmann et al. conducted a randomised controlled study where 164 patients received either autologous...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

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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NATA REVIEW:
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

Frank SM, Wick EC, Dezern AE, et al.

Risk-adjusted clinical outcomes in patients enrolled in a bloodless program.
Transfusion 2014;54:2668-2677.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a very interesting retrospective, risk-adjusted, clinical outcome study examining the application of...
REVIEW by:
C. Vagianos

Published: Aug 2014

Islam N, Whitehouse M, Mehendale S, et al.

Post-traumatic immunosuppression is reversed by anti-coagulated salvaged blood transfusion: deductions from studying immune status after knee arthroplasty.
Clin Exp Immunol 2014;177:509-520.

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NATA REVIEW:
This article further explains the potential benefit of reinfused autoogous blood. Since the authors published...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

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