From the Literature

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

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

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

Published: Feb 2015

Practice guidelines for perioperative blood management: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Blood Management.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:241-275.

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These Practice Guidelines update “Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Transfusion and Adjuvant Therapies:...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2015

Guzzetta NA, Allen NN, Wilson EC, Foster GS, Ehrlich AC, Miller BE

Excessive postoperative bleeding and outcomes in neonates undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
Anesth Analg 2015;120:405-410.

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Children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are at increased risk for postoperative...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Feb 2015

Hoffman M, Volovyk Z, Monroe DM

Reversal of dabigatran effects in models of thrombin generation and hemostasis by factor VIIa and prothrombin complex concentrate.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:353-362.

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Dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor increasingly used for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism....
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Feb 2015

Herzog E, Kaspereit F, Krege W, et al.

Effective reversal of edoxaban-associated bleeding with four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in a rabbit model of acute hemorrhage.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:387-398.

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New-generation oral anticoagulants, specifically targeted at thrombin or factor Xa, have been shown to be effective...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Feb 2015

Reed GW, Kumar A, Guo J, et al.

Point-of-care platelet function testing predicts bleeding in patients exposed to clopidogrel undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: Verify Pre-Op TIMI 45 – a pilot study.
Clin Cardiol 2015;38:92-98.

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The authors performed a proof-of-principle pilot study indicating that point-of-care platelet function testing...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

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