From the Literature

Published: Oct 2016

Voorn VM, van der Hout A, So-Osman C, et al.

Erythropoietin to reduce allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Vox Sang 2016;111:219-225.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the benefits, the safety and the costs...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Sep 2016

Connolly SJ, Milling TJ, Jr., Eikelboom JW, et al.

Andexanet alfa for acute major bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitors.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1131-1141.

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NATA REVIEW:
Anticoagulants are highly effective in reducing thromboembolic complications (mostly stroke in patients with...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Sep 2016

Chassé M, Tinmouth A, English SW, et al.

Association of blood donor age and sex with recipient survival after red blood cell transfusion.
JAMA Intern Med 2016;176:1307-1314.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study investigated the impact of blood donor age and gender on RBC transfusion outcome. In solid organ transplantation,...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Sep 2016

Ning S, Barty R, Liu Y, Heddle NM, Rochwerg B, Arnold DM

Platelet transfusion practices in the ICU: data from a large transfusion registry.
Chest 2016;150:516-523.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study by Ning et al. reports on platelet transfusion practices in 3 ICUs and includes 7073 non-oncologic...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2016

Chung KW, Basavaraju SV, Mu Y, et al.

Declining blood collection and utilization in the United States.
Transfusion 2016;56:2184-2192.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors report an analysis of the 2013 Blood Collection and Utilization Survey results by the US Department...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Sep 2016

Goobie SM, Faraoni D, Zurakowski D, DiNardo JA

Association of preoperative anemia with postoperative mortality in neonates.
JAMA Pediatr 2016;170:855-862.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this retrospective analysis of data collected in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Aug 2016

Cohen AT, Harrington RA, Goldhaber SZ, et al.

Extended thromboprophylaxis with betrixaban in acutely ill medical patients.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:534-544.

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NATA REVIEW:
Thromboprophylaxis during an episode of acute medical illness is effective preventing venous thromboembolism....
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Aug 2016

Wang H, Umejiego J, Robinson RD, et al.

A derivation and validation study of an early blood transfusion needs score for severe trauma patients.
J Clin Med Res 2016;8:591-597.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this study, Wang et al. investigated the validity of a simple and pragmatic prehospital blood transfusion...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: Aug 2016

Meybohm P, Choorapoikayil S, Wessels A, Herrmann E, Zacharowski K, Spahn DR

Washed cell salvage in surgical patients: A review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials under PRISMA.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2016;95:e4490.

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NATA REVIEW:
In the absence of large randomised trials, meta-analyses are a useful tool to assess whether a technique is clinically...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: Aug 2016

Lagny MG, Roediger L, Koch JN, et al.

Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and the risk of acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass: a single-center retrospective study.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:869-875.

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NATA REVIEW:
This single-centre retrospective study reports a greater incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the immediate...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

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