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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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