From the Literature

Published: Jan 2015

Hernandez I, Baik SH, Piñera A, Zhang Y

Risk of bleeding with dabigatran in atrial fibrillation.
JAMA Intern Med 2015;175:18-24.

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The authors assessed bleeding events in patients with atrial fibrillation and receiving either dabigatran or...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: Jan 2015

Müller MC, Arbous MS, Spoelstra-de Man AM, et al.

Transfusion of fresh-frozen plasma in critically ill patients with a coagulopathy before invasive procedures: a randomized clinical trial.
Transfusion 2015;55:26-35.

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This multicentre randomised non-inferiority trial was conducted for assess whether critically ill patients with...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Leal-Noval

Published: Jan 2015

Bailie GR, Larkina M, Goodkin DA, et al.

Data from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study validate an association between high intravenous iron doses and mortality.
Kidney Int 2015;87:162-168.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a very well done and important work. Bailie and co-authors stratified chronic kidney disease populations...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

Published: Jan 2015

Spiegelstein D, Holmes SD, Pritchard G, Halpin L, Ad N

Preoperative hematocrit as a predictor of perioperative morbidities following nonemergent coronary artery bypass surgery.
J Card Surg 2015;30:20-26.

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This retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data reports that, among 2300 patients undergoing...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jan 2015

Clifford L, Jia Q, Yadav H, et al.

Characterizing the epidemiology of perioperative transfusion-associated circulatory overload.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:21-28.

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NATA REVIEW:
The paper by Clifford et al. reports on the results of a very interesting retrospective study evaluating...
REVIEW by:
G. Inghilleri

Published: Jan 2015

Clifford L, Jia Q, Subramanian A, et al.

Characterizing the epidemiology of postoperative transfusion-related acute lung injury.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:12-20.

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TRALI is the leading cause of transfusion-related fatalities in the U.S. Estimates of incidence have ranged from...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Jan 2015

Haase N, Ostrowski SR, Wetterslev J, et al.

Thromboelastography in patients with severe sepsis: a prospective cohort study.
Intensive Care Med 2015;41:77-85.

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Over the last decade, viscoelastic tests have been increasingly used in different clinical conditions associated...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Dec 2014

Ranucci M, Colella D, Baryshnikova E, Di Dedda U

Effect of preoperative P2Y12 and thrombin platelet receptor inhibition on bleeding after cardiac surgery.
Br J Anaesth 2014;113:970-976.

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Platelet P2Y12 receptor inhibitors (thienopyridine derivatives such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor)...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Dec 2014

Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Dellis SL, et al.

Dose-dependent effects of intraoperative low volume red blood cell transfusions on postoperative outcomes in cardiac surgery patients.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014;28:1545-1549.

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The authors retrospectively assessed the impact of intraoperative transfusion of 1 to 3 units of red blood cell...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: Dec 2014

Hedenus M, Karlsson T, Ludwig H, et al.

Intravenous iron alone resolves anemia in patients with functional iron deficiency and lymphoid malignancies undergoing chemotherapy.
Med Oncol 2014;31:302.

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This study supports and corroborates the role of intravenous iron in preventing significant anaemia progression...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

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