From the Literature

Published: Jan 2017

French CJ, Glassford NJ, Gantner D, et al.

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in critically ill trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ann Surg 2017;265:54-62.

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In this paper, French and co-authors address the ongoing debate on the use of erythropoietin (EPO) in critically...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

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

Published: Oct 2016

Voorn VM, van der Hout A, So-Osman C, et al.

Erythropoietin to reduce allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Vox Sang 2016;111:219-225.

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The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the benefits, the safety and the costs...
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J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jul 2016

Jankowska EA, Tkaczyszyn M, Suchocki T, et al.

Effects of intravenous iron therapy in iron-deficient patients with systolic heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Eur J Heart Fail 2016;18:786-795.

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Iron deficiency has been observed in a large proportion of patients with chronic heart failure. Most importantly,...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Jul 2016

Froessler B, Palm P, Weber I, Hodyl NA, Singh R, Murphy EM

The important role for intravenous iron in perioperative patient blood management in major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
Ann Surg 2016;264:41-46.

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In this study, patients with confirmed iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) scheduled for major abdominal surgery (mostly...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Jun 2016

Shuvy M, Mewa J, Wolff R, et al.

Preprocedure anemia management decreases transfusion rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Can J Cardiol 2016;32:732-738.

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The authors sought to assess the impact of a preoperative blood conservation approach in treating anaemia and...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jun 2016

Klein AA, Collier TJ, Brar MS, et al.

The incidence and importance of anaemia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in the UK - the first Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists national audit.
Anaesthesia 2016;71:627-635.

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Klein and colleagues performed a national audit in the UK in order to evaluate the incidence and clinical impact...
REVIEW by:
C. Boer

Published: Apr 2016

Hogervorst EK, Rosseel PM, van de Watering LM, et al.

Intraoperative anemia and single red blood cell transfusion during cardiac surgery: an assessment of postoperative outcome including patients refusing blood transfusion.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:363-372.

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This study by Hogervorst et al. is an extensive database analysis that has some methodological problems...
REVIEW by:
C. von Heymann

Published: Feb 2016

Guinn NR, Guercio JR, Hopkins TJ, et al.

How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost?
Transfusion 2016;56:297-303.

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The authors describe the development and implementation of a preoperative anaemia screening and treatment programme...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Oct 2015

Fowler AJ, Ahmad T, Phull MK, Allard S, Gillies MA, Pearse RM

Meta-analysis of the association between preoperative anaemia and mortality after surgery.
Br J Surg 2015;102:1314-1324.

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In this meta-analysis, Fowler et al. investigated the impact of preoperative anaemia on postoperative...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

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