From the Literature

Published: Nov 2016

Carson JL, Guyatt G, Heddle NM, et al.

Clinical practice guidelines from the AABB: red blood cell transfusion thresholds and storage.
JAMA 2016;316:2025-2035.

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NATA REVIEW:
The AABB has updated its guidelines on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and storage issues. In summary, the authors...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Nov 2016

Michetti CP, Prentice HA, Lita E, Wright J, Ng E, Newcomb AB

Reducing transfusions in critically injured patients using a restricted-criteria order set.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016;81:889-896.

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In this study, the authors deal with the problem of adherence to evidence-based transfusion criteria. As they...
REVIEW by:
R. Rossaint

Published: Nov 2016

von Heymann C, Kaufner L, Sander M, et al.

Does the severity of preoperative anemia or blood transfusion have a stronger impact on long-term survival after cardiac surgery?
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016;152:1412-1420.

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In this study, von Heymann and colleagues describe the effects of different degrees of preoperative anaemia and/or...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Nov 2016

DeAndrade D, Waters JH, Triulzi DJ, et al.

Very low rate of patient-related adverse events associated with the use of intraoperative cell salvage.
Transfusion 2016;56:2768-2772.

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This retrospective review confirms that the use of cell salvage intraoperatively is safe, with a rate of patient-related...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Nov 2016

Muenster S, Beloiartsev A, Yu B, et al.

Exposure of stored packed erythrocytes to nitric oxide prevents transfusion-associated pulmonary hypertension.

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This study investigated the potential role of of nitric oxide (NO) treatment of stored red blood cells (RBCs)...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Oct 2016

Prandoni P, Lensing AW, Prins MH, et al.

Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1524-1531.

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Paolo Prandoni has been working in the field of venous thromboembolism for many years. His PESIT study provides...
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Oct 2016

Karkouti K, Callum J, Wijeysundera DN, et al.

Point-of-care hemostatic testing in cardiac surgery: a stepped-wedge clustered randomized controlled trial.
Circulation 2016;134:1152-1162.

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Karkouti et al. performed a pragmatic multicentre stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Oct 2016

Veigas PV, Callum J, Rizoli S, Nascimento B, da Luz LT

A systematic review on the rotational thrombelastometry (ROTEM(R)) values for the diagnosis of coagulopathy, prediction and guidance of blood transfusion and prediction of mortality in trauma patients.
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2016;24:114.

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It has been argued that viscoelastic point-of-care testing provides faster and more accurate results than conventional...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

Published: Oct 2016

Maung AA, Bhattacharya B, Schuster KM, Davis KA

Trauma patients on new oral anticoagulation agents have lower mortality than those on warfarin.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016;81:652-657.

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In this retrospective study, the authors looked at mortality rates in trauma patients treated with direct oral...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Oct 2016

Niepraschk-von Dollen K, Bamberg C, Henkelmann A, et al.

Predelivery maternal fibrinogen as a predictor of blood loss after vaginal delivery.
Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016;294:745-751.

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In this prospective single-centre cohort study, Niepraschk-von Dollen et al. found that predelivery...
REVIEW by:
M.-P. Bonnet

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