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Published: Oct 2017

Andrews B, Semler MW, Muchemwa L, et al.

Effect of an early resuscitation protocol on in-hospital mortality among adults with sepsis and hypotension: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2017;318:1233-1240.

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NATA REVIEW:
This single-centre, randomised, controlled, non-blinded study evaluated the potential beneficial effect of an...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2017

Boer C, Meesters MI, Milojevic M, et al.

2017 EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017; Sep 30 [Epub ahead of print].

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There is growing evidence that patient blood management (PBM) is becoming "standard of care" in major surgery...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Aug 2016

Lagny MG, Roediger L, Koch JN, et al.

Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and the risk of acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass: a single-center retrospective study.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:869-875.

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This single-centre retrospective study reports a greater incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the immediate...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jul 2016

Marx G, Schindler AW, Mosch C, et al.

Intravascular volume therapy in adults: Guidelines from the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016;33:488-521.

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NATA REVIEW:
These guidelines on volume therapy should be considered in the bundle concept of patient blood management (PBM)...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: Jan 2016

Qureshi SH, Rizvi SI, Patel NN, Murphy GJ

Meta-analysis of colloids versus crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients.
Br J Surg 2016;103:14-26.

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NATA REVIEW:
This new meta-analysis comparing colloids to crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients confirms...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Oct 2015

Young P, Bailey M, Beasley R, et al.

Effect of a buffered crystalloid solution vs saline on acute kidney injury among patients in the intensive care unit: the SPLIT randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2015;314:1701-1710.

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The SPLIT study, a double-bind, cluster randomised, double-crossover trial that was conducted in 4 ICUs...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Nov 2014

Frenette A, Bouchard J, Bernier P, et al.

Albumin administration is associated with acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery: a propensity score analysis.
Crit Care 2014;18:602.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this retrospective study including 984 patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the authors observed that...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Oct 2014

Peake SL, Delaney A, Bailey M, et al.

Goal-directed resuscitation for patients with early septic shock.
N Engl J Med 2014;371:1496-1506.

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NATA REVIEW:
The Australasian Resuscitation in Sepsis Evaluation (ARISE) was a multicentre randomised study comparing early...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Oct 2014

Tran MH, Lin DM, Wilcox T, Schiro D, Cannesson M, Milliken J

Effects of a multimodality blood conservation schema toward improvement of intraoperative hemoglobin levels and off-pump transfusions in coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Transfusion 2014;54:2769-2774.

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NATA REVIEW:
This observational, retrospective before-and-after single-centre study reports that the reduction of intraoperative...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Sep 2014

Mercier FJ, Diemunsch P, Ducloy-Bouthors AS, et al.

6% Hydroxyethyl starch (130/0.4) vs Ringer's lactate preloading before spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean delivery: the randomized, double-blind, multicentre CAESAR trial.
Br J Anaesth 2014;113:459-467.

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NATA REVIEW:
This French multicentre study compared the effect of HES / Ringer Lactate (RL) combination (500 mL each)...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

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