From the Literature

Published: Jun 2016

Leal-Noval SR, Muñoz-Serrano Á, Arellano-Orden V, et al.

Effects of red blood cell transfusion on long-term disability of patients with traumatic brain injury.
Neurocrit Care 2016;24:371-380.

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In this retrospective observational study, Leal-Noval et al. found better long-term (1-year) functional...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

Published: Jun 2016

Gonzalez E, Moore EE, Moore HB, et al.

Goal-directed hemostatic resuscitation of trauma-induced coagulopathy: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial comparing a viscoelastic assay to conventional coagulation assays.
Ann Surg 2016;263:1051-1059.

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In a pragmatic RCT, Gonzalez and colleagues from Denver, CO, USA, show that resuscitation guided by a viscoelastic...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Jun 2016

Shuvy M, Mewa J, Wolff R, et al.

Preprocedure anemia management decreases transfusion rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Can J Cardiol 2016;32:732-738.

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The authors sought to assess the impact of a preoperative blood conservation approach in treating anaemia and...
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J.-F. Hardy

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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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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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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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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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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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

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