From the Literature

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

Chalfin HJ, Liu JJ, Gandhi N, et al.

Blood transfusion is associated with increased perioperative morbidity and adverse oncologic outcomes in bladder cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical cystectomy.
Ann Surg Oncol 2016;23:2715-2722.

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NATA REVIEW:
Cum hoc ergo propter hoc (With this, therefore because of this) — this logical fallacy often results...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

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

Published: Aug 2016

Yazer MH, Jackson B, Beckman N, et al.

Changes in blood center red blood cell distributions in the era of patient blood management: the trends for collection (TFC) study.
Transfusion 2016;56:1965-1973.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study is about the modification of red blood cell (RBC) distribution of blood centres after the introduction...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Aug 2016

DeSimone RA, Nellis ME, Goel R, Haas T, Vasovic L, Cushing MM

Cryoprecipitate indications and patterns of use in the pediatric intensive care unit: inappropriate transfusions and lack of standardization.
Transfusion 2016;56:1960-1964.

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NATA REVIEW:
DeSimone et al. reviewed the hospital charts of all patients admitted to the paediatric intensive care...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Jul 2016

Jankowska EA, Tkaczyszyn M, Suchocki T, et al.

Effects of intravenous iron therapy in iron-deficient patients with systolic heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Eur J Heart Fail 2016;18:786-795.

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NATA REVIEW:
Iron deficiency has been observed in a large proportion of patients with chronic heart failure. Most importantly,...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Jul 2016

Marx G, Schindler AW, Mosch C, et al.

Intravascular volume therapy in adults: Guidelines from the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016;33:488-521.

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NATA REVIEW:
These guidelines on volume therapy should be considered in the bundle concept of patient blood management (PBM)...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: Jul 2016

Stevens LM, Noiseux N, Prieto I, Hardy JF

Major transfusions remain frequent despite the generalized use of tranexamic acid: an audit of 3322 patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Transfusion 2016;56:1857-1865.

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NATA REVIEW:
With the improvements made in non-invasive cardiac therapies (e.g. percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty)...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

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