From the Literature

Published: Jan 2015

Godier A, Taylor G, Gaussem P

Inefficacy of platelet transfusion to reverse ticagrelor.
N Engl J Med 2015;372:196-197.

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Godier and colleagues describe a patient on dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor and aspirin due to two...
REVIEW by:
P. Johansson

Published: Jan 2015

Zahir H, Brown KS, Vandell AG, et al.

Edoxaban effects on bleeding following punch biopsy and reversal by a 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate.
Circulation 2015;131:82-90.

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Edoxaban is a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) that directly inhibits factor Xa. The efficacy and...
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D. Faraoni

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...
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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...
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D. Faraoni

Published: Jan 2015

Nakayama Y, Nakajima Y, Tanaka KA, et al.

Thromboelastometry-guided intraoperative haemostatic management reduces bleeding and red cell transfusion after paediatric cardiac surgery.
Br J Anaesth 2015;114:91-102.

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Over the past decade, viscoelastic tests have been increasingly used in different clinical settings. Although...
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D. Faraoni

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...
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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...
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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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This is a very well done and important work. Bailie and co-authors stratified chronic kidney disease populations...
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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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The paper by Clifford et al. reports on the results of a very interesting retrospective study evaluating...
REVIEW by:
G. Inghilleri

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