From the Literature

Published: May 2015

Dias JD, Norem K, Doorneweerd DD, Thurer RL, Popovsky MA, Omert LA

Use of thromboelastography (TEG) for detection of new oral anticoagulants.
Arch Pathol Lab Med 2015;139:665-673.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this experimental study, Dias et al. investigated whether thrombelastography (TEG) could detect and...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: May 2015

Westenbrink BD, Alings M, Connolly SJ, et al.

Anemia predicts thromboembolic events, bleeding complications and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from the RE-LY trial.
J Thromb Haemost 2015;13:699-707.

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In this study, the authors performed a post-hoc analysis of the RE-LY study (a prospective, randomised trial...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: May 2015

Gross I, Seifert B, Hofmann A, Spahn DR

Patient blood management in cardiac surgery results in fewer transfusions and better outcome.
Transfusion 2015;55:1075-1081.

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Gross et al. compared transfusion and clinical data between the period prior to implementing patient...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

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: 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: 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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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

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

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