From the Literature

Published: Apr 2015

Pisani A, Riccio E, Sabbatini M, Andreucci M, Del Rio A, Visciano B

Effect of oral liposomal iron versus intravenous iron for treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in CKD patients: a randomized trial.
Nephrol Dial Transplant 2015;30:645-652.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this randomised, open-label trial, 99 patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) and iron...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Apr 2015

Sentilhes L, Lasocki S, Ducloy-Bouthors AS, et al.

Tranexamic acid for the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.
Br J Anaesth 2015;114:576-587.

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NATA REVIEW:
This systematic review provides a good summary of trials evaluating tranexamic acid (TXA) for the prevention...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Mar 2015

Carson JL, Sieber F, Cook DR, et al.

Liberal versus restrictive blood transfusion strategy: 3-year survival and cause of death results from the FOCUS randomised controlled trial.
Lancet 2015;385:1183-1189.

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NATA REVIEW:
Carson and colleagues report the long-term results of the FOCUS trial published in 2011. In FOCUS, 2016 elderly...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Mar 2015

Ponikowski P, van Veldhuisen DJ, Comin-Colet J, et al.

Beneficial effects of long-term intravenous iron therapy with ferric carboxymaltose in patients with symptomatic heart failure and iron deficiency.
Eur Heart J 2015;36:657-668.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors studied the benefits and safety of long-term intravenous iron therapy in patients with heart failure...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Mar 2015

Murphy GJ, Pike K, Rogers CA, et al.

Liberal or restrictive transfusion after cardiac surgery.
N Engl J Med 2015;372:997-1008.

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NATA REVIEW:
Murphy et al. conducted a very large (2003 patients) randomised trial comparing a liberal (threshold...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Mar 2015

Shields LE, Wiesner S, Fulton J, Pelletreau B

Comprehensive maternal hemorrhage protocols reduce the use of blood products and improve patient safety.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:272-280.

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NATA REVIEW:
This was a paper that I really enjoyed reviewing. It discusses the effect of applying a comprehensive protocol...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Mar 2015

Lasocki S, Krauspe R, von Heymann C, Mezzacasa A, Chainey S, Spahn DR

PREPARE: the prevalence of perioperative anaemia and need for patient blood management in elective orthopaedic surgery: A multicentre, observational study.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2015;32:160-167.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this observational, multicentre study, the authors investigated the prevalence of pre- and postoperative anaemia...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

Published: Mar 2015

Karkouti K, McCluskey SA, Callum J, et al.

Evaluation of a novel transfusion algorithm employing point-of-care coagulation assays in cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort study with interrupted time-series analysis.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:560-570.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors evaluated a novel transfusion algorithm that uses point-of-care coagulation testing. They enrolled...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Mar 2015

Fraser IS, Mansour D, Breymann C, Hoffman C, Mezzacasa A, Petraglia F

Prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding and experiences of affected women in a European patient survey.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2015;128:196-200.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors conducted an internet-based survey to examine the prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) among...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Feb 2015

Holcomb JB, Tilley BC, Baraniuk S, et al.

Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: the PROPPR randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2015;313:471-482.

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NATA REVIEW:
Holcomb and colleagues lead the way in high-quality trauma resuscitation research, setting the standard for...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

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