From the Literature

Published: May 2017

Bergamin FS, Almeida JP, Landoni G, et al.

Liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategy in critically ill oncologic patients: the Transfusion Requirements in Critically Ill Oncologic Patients randomized controlled trial.
Crit Care Med 2017;45:766-773.

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NATA REVIEW:
Liberal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in critically ill oncology patients – Is liberal better in this population...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Mar 2017

White MC, Longstaff L, Lai PS

Effect of pre-operative anaemia on post-operative complications in low-resource settings.
World J Surg 2017;41:644-649.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study reports on the impact of anaemia upon surgical outcome by retrospectively analysing a cohort of 2073 patients...
REVIEW by:
B. Clevenger

Published: Mar 2017

Barile L, Fominskiy E, Di Tomasso N, et al.

Acute normovolemic hemodilution reduces allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Anesth Analg 2017;124:743-752.

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NATA REVIEW:
This meta-analysis, which includes 29 randomised controlled trials for a total of 2439 patients, evaluates...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Mar 2017

Ad N, Holmes SD, Patel J, et al.

The impact of a multidisciplinary blood conservation protocol on patient outcomes and cost after cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017;153:597-605.

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This before-and-after study confirms that a standardised intraoperative blood conservation programme including...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

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

Published: Jan 2017

Sebastian R, Ratliff T, Winch PD, et al.

Revisiting acute normovolemic hemodilution and blood transfusion during pediatric cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study.
Paediatr Anaesth 2017;27:85-90.

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NATA REVIEW:
Children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are at high risk of being exposed to relatively...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

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