From the Literature

Published: Jan 2017

Myles PS, Smith JA, Forbes A, et al.

Tranexamic acid in patients undergoing coronary-artery surgery.
N Engl J Med 2017;376:136-148.

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NATA REVIEW:
The Aspirin and Tranexamic Acid for Coronary Artery Surgery (ATACAS) trial was a multicentre, double-blind trial...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

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: Oct 2016

Prandoni P, Lensing AW, Prins MH, et al.

Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1524-1531.

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NATA REVIEW:
Paolo Prandoni has been working in the field of venous thromboembolism for many years. His PESIT study provides...
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Oct 2016

Karkouti K, Callum J, Wijeysundera DN, et al.

Point-of-care hemostatic testing in cardiac surgery: a stepped-wedge clustered randomized controlled trial.
Circulation 2016;134:1152-1162.

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NATA REVIEW:
Karkouti et al. performed a pragmatic multicentre stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Oct 2016

Veigas PV, Callum J, Rizoli S, Nascimento B, da Luz LT

A systematic review on the rotational thrombelastometry (ROTEM(R)) values for the diagnosis of coagulopathy, prediction and guidance of blood transfusion and prediction of mortality in trauma patients.
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2016;24:114.

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NATA REVIEW:
It has been argued that viscoelastic point-of-care testing provides faster and more accurate results than conventional...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

Published: Oct 2016

Maung AA, Bhattacharya B, Schuster KM, Davis KA

Trauma patients on new oral anticoagulation agents have lower mortality than those on warfarin.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016;81:652-657.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this retrospective study, the authors looked at mortality rates in trauma patients treated with direct oral...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Oct 2016

Niepraschk-von Dollen K, Bamberg C, Henkelmann A, et al.

Predelivery maternal fibrinogen as a predictor of blood loss after vaginal delivery.
Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016;294:745-751.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this prospective single-centre cohort study, Niepraschk-von Dollen et al. found that predelivery...
REVIEW by:
M.-P. Bonnet

Published: Sep 2016

Connolly SJ, Milling TJ, Jr., Eikelboom JW, et al.

Andexanet alfa for acute major bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitors.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1131-1141.

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NATA REVIEW:
Anticoagulants are highly effective in reducing thromboembolic complications (mostly stroke in patients with...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Aug 2016

Cohen AT, Harrington RA, Goldhaber SZ, et al.

Extended thromboprophylaxis with betrixaban in acutely ill medical patients.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:534-544.

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NATA REVIEW:
Thromboprophylaxis during an episode of acute medical illness is effective preventing venous thromboembolism....
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Aug 2016

Wang H, Umejiego J, Robinson RD, et al.

A derivation and validation study of an early blood transfusion needs score for severe trauma patients.
J Clin Med Res 2016;8:591-597.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this study, Wang et al. investigated the validity of a simple and pragmatic prehospital blood transfusion...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

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