From the Literature

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

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

Published: Dec 2001

Vaslef SN, Kaminski BJ, Talarico TL

Oxygen transport dynamics of acellular hemoglobin solutions in an isovolemic hemodilution model in swine.
J Trauma 2001;51(6):1153-1160.

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It does not come as a surprise that hemoglobin solutions improve oxygen delivery and consumption...
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Van der Linden P.

Published: Dec 2001

Depcik-Smith ND, Hay SN, Brecher ME

Bacterial contamination of blood products: Factors, options, and insights.
J Clin Apheresis 2001;16(4):192-201.

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Very good paper providing an excellent review on bacterial risk. However, data from Europe...
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Published: Dec 2001

Fishbane S, Shapiro W, Dutka P, Valenzuela OF, Faubert J

A randomized trial of iron deficiency testing strategies in hemodialysis patients.
Kidney Int 2001;60(6):2406-2411.

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It is well known that Ferritin and Transf.sat are parameters that are influenced by various...
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Published: Dec 2001

MacLennan S, Murphy MF

Survey of the use of whole blood in current blood transfusion practice.
Clin Lab Haematol 2001;23(6):391-396.

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This survey reflects the current situation in England and North Wales, where the prevailing...
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Published: Dec 2001

Abildgaard L, Aaro S, Lisander B

Limited effectiveness of intraoperative autotransfusion in major back surgery.
Eur J Anaesth 2001;18(12):823-828.

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This is a helpful report to design an autologous transfusion strategy. The conclusion is...
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