From the Literature

Published: Mar 2017

Mesar T, Larentzakis A, Dzik W, Chang Y, Velmahos G, Yeh DD

Association between ratio of fresh frozen plasma to red blood cells during massive transfusion and survival among patients without traumatic injury.
JAMA Surg 2017; Mar 8 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Following reports from US military and civilian trauma centres, the practice of transfusing massively bleeding...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2017

van Adrichem RA, Nemeth B, Algra A, et al.

Thromboprophylaxis after knee arthroscopy and lower-leg casting.
N Engl J Med 2017;376:515-525.

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis has always been a matter of debate in moderate-risk orthopaedic procedures....
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

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

Published: Jan 2017

Oyeniyi BT, Fox EE, Scerbo M, Tomasek JS, Wade CE, Holcomb JB

Trends in 1029 trauma deaths at a level 1 trauma center: Impact of a bleeding control bundle of care.
Injury 2017;48:5-12.

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Over the last decade the age of trauma patients and injury mortality have increased, and in the same period many...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

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

Published: Nov 2016

Peltan ID, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vande Vusse LK, et al.

Development and validation of a prehospital prediction model for acute traumatic coagulopathy.
Crit Care 2016;20:371.

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The authors developed and validated a prehospital prediction model for acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC). Eventually,...
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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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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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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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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It has been argued that viscoelastic point-of-care testing provides faster and more accurate results than conventional...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

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