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: 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: Dec 2016

Menendez ME, Lu N, Huybrechts KF, et al.

Variation in use of blood transfusion in primary total hip and knee arthroplasties.
J Arthroplasty 2016;31:2757-2763 e2752.

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This study reports on variability in red blood cell transfusion rates among US hospitals using a large dataset...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

Published: Dec 2016

Borgert M, Binnekade J, Paulus F, et al.

Implementation of a transfusion bundle reduces inappropriate red blood cell transfusions in intensive care - a before and after study.
Transfus Med 2016;26:432-439.

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This study describes an intervention in one intensive care unit, consisting of a transfusion bundle in which...
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A. Norgaard

Published: Nov 2016

Heddle NM, Cook RJ, Arnold DM, et al.

Effect of short-term vs. long-term blood storage on mortality after transfusion.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1937-1945.

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The impact of storage time of packed red blood cells (RBCs) on patient outcome has been a topic of heated controversy....
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

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

Carson JL, Guyatt G, Heddle NM, et al.

Clinical practice guidelines from the AABB: red blood cell transfusion thresholds and storage.
JAMA 2016;316:2025-2035.

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The AABB has updated its guidelines on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and storage issues. In summary, the authors...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

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: 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: Nov 2016

DeAndrade D, Waters JH, Triulzi DJ, et al.

Very low rate of patient-related adverse events associated with the use of intraoperative cell salvage.
Transfusion 2016;56:2768-2772.

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This retrospective review confirms that the use of cell salvage intraoperatively is safe, with a rate of patient-related...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

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