From the Literature

Published: May 2016

Wafaisade A, Lefering R, Bouillon B, Böhmer AB, Gässler M, Ruppert M

Prehospital administration of tranexamic acid in trauma patients.
Crit Care 2016;20:143.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this retrospective study, Wafaisade et al. investigated the effect of prehospital administration...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: Apr 2016

Hogervorst EK, Rosseel PM, van de Watering LM, et al.

Intraoperative anemia and single red blood cell transfusion during cardiac surgery: an assessment of postoperative outcome including patients refusing blood transfusion.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:363-372.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study by Hogervorst et al. is an extensive database analysis that has some methodological problems...
REVIEW by:
C. von Heymann

Published: Feb 2016

Myles PS, Smith JA, Forbes A, et al.

Stopping vs. continuing aspirin before coronary artery surgery.
N Engl J Med 2016;374:728-737.

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NATA REVIEW:
Myles et al. have used a 2-by-2 factorial trial design to randomly assign patients who were scheduled...
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Feb 2016

Meier J, Filipescu D, Kozek-Langenecker S, et al.

Intraoperative transfusion practices in Europe
Br J Anaesth 2016;116:255-261.

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NATA REVIEW:
Recent publications and recommendations advocate restrictive transfusion strategies, as suggested in patient...
REVIEW by:
S. Lasocki

Published: Feb 2016

Stramer SL, Moritz ED, Foster GA, et al.

Hepatitis E virus: seroprevalence and frequency of viral RNA detection among US blood donors.
Transfusion 2016;56:481-488.

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NATA REVIEW:
The clinical significance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in blood transfusion is a matter of debate. Transfusion...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Feb 2016

Guinn NR, Guercio JR, Hopkins TJ, et al.

How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost?
Transfusion 2016;56:297-303.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors describe the development and implementation of a preoperative anaemia screening and treatment programme...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2016

Johnson DJ, Scott AV, Barodka VM, et al.

Morbidity and mortality after high-dose transfusion.
Anesthesiology 2016;124:387-395.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors address an interesting topic that has not been described earlier, and they had the opportunity to...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

Published: Jan 2016

Majeed A, Goldhaber SZ, Kakkar A, et al.

Bleeding events with dabigatran or warfarin in patients with venous thromboembolism.
Thromb Haemost 2016;115:291-298.

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NATA REVIEW:
Since the approval of dabigatran for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment...
REVIEW by:
F. Bonhomme

Published: Jan 2016

Qureshi SH, Rizvi SI, Patel NN, Murphy GJ

Meta-analysis of colloids versus crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients.
Br J Surg 2016;103:14-26.

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NATA REVIEW:
This new meta-analysis comparing colloids to crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients confirms...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jan 2016

Tinegate H, Pendry K, Murphy M, et al.

Where do all the red blood cells (RBCs) go? Results of a survey of RBC use in England and North Wales in 2014.
Transfusion 2016;56:139-145.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a survey reporting the utilization pattern for 75% of the RBC units delivered by the UK NHSBT to hospitals...
REVIEW by:
A. Norgaard

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