From the Literature

Published: Feb 2002

Weinberg PD, Hounshell J, Sherman LA, et al.

Legal, financial, and public health consequences of HIV contamination of blood and blood products in the 1980s and 1990s.
Ann Intern Med 2002;19;136(4):312-319.

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NATA REVIEW:
The reviewer has only read the summary. The article emphasizes something that is well known....
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Published: Jan 2002

Lisman T, Mosnier LO, Lambert T, et al.

Inhibition of fibrinolysis by recombinant factor VIIA in plasma from patients with severe hemophilia A.
Blood 2002;99(1):175-179.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a very interesting article which casts new light on the mechanism of hemostasis of...
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Published: Jan 2002

Aygun B, Padmanabhan S, Paley C, Chandrasekaran V

Clinical significance of RBC alloantibodies and autoantibodies in sickle cell patients who received transfusions.
Transfusion 2002;42(1):37-43.

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NATA REVIEW:
The study shows that transfusion of blood matched for Rh and Kell systems would reduce alloimmunization...
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Published: Jan 2002

Hedner U, Erhardtsen E

Potential role for rFVIIa in transfusion medicine.
Transfusion 2002;42(1):114-124.

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NATA REVIEW:
This a thorough and comprehensive review on the mechanism of action and various indications...
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Aldouri M

Published: Jan 2002

Vamvakas EC, Carven JH

Exposure to allogeneic plasma and risk of postoperative pneumonia and/or wound infection in coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Transfusion 2002;42(1):107-113.

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NATA REVIEW:
The study is very important with regard to the question of whether plasma-poor RBCs cause...
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Kretschmer V

Published: Jan 2002

Carr ME, Loughran TP, Cardea JA, Smith WK, Kuhn JG, Dottore MV

Successful use of recombinant factor VIIa for hemostasis during total knee replacement in a severe hemophiliac with high-titer factor VIII inhibitor.
Int J Hematol 2002;75(1):95-99.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is another case report of a successful use of rFVIIa in covering knee replacement surgery...
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Published: Jan 2002

Ramirez G, Romero A, Garcia-Vallejo JJ, Munoz M

Detection and removal of fat particles from postoperative salvaged blood in orthopedic surgery.
Transfusion 2002;42(1):66-75.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors describe a new and interesting method for the detection of fat droplets in blood....
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Gombotz H; Hansen E

Published: Jan 2002

Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Morgan C, et al.

Influence of storage on red blood cell rheological properties.
J Surg Res 2002;102(1):6-12.

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NATA REVIEW:
Growing evidence shows that transfusion of stored red cells may well harm patients. Studies...
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V. Kretschmer

Published: Jan 2002

Botzlar A, Steinhauser P, Nolte D

Effects of ultra-purified polymerized bovine hemoglobin on local tissue oxygen tension in striated skin muscle - An efficacy study in the hamster.
Eur Surg Res 2002;34(1-2):106-113.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is another study on the potential benefits of an oxygen carrier (ultrapurified polymerized bovine hemoglobin...
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Hardy JF

Published: Jan 2002

Dittrich E, Schillinger M, Sunder-Plassmann G, Horl WH, Vychytil A

Efficacy of a low-dose intravenous iron sucrose regimen in peritoneal dialysis patients.
Perit Dial Int 2002;22(1):60-66.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors evaluated a low dose iron substitution scheme for the effectiveness in patients...
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Gasche C

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