From the Literature

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: 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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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: Nov 2001

Handel M, Winkler J, Hornlein RF, Northoff H, Heeg P, Sell S

Time-related changes of collected shed blood in autologous retransfusion after total knee arthroplasty.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2001;121(10):557-560.

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The prolonged collection of drained blood is problematic due the risk of bacterial contamination...
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Published: Nov 2001

Manning JE, Katz LM, Pearce LB, et al.

Selective aortic arch perfusion with hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier-201 for resuscitation from exsanguinating cardiac arrest in swine.
Crit Care Med 2001;29(11):2067-2074.

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The important message in this case is that a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier was able to restore...
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Published: Nov 2001

van Bommel J, Trouwborst A, Smeets JW, Henny CP

Acute hemodilution in a chronic polycythemic patient may be deleterious.
Anesthesiology 2001;95(5):1291-1294.

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This case report showed that chronic polycythemia could be associated with peripheral shunting that might...
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P. Van der Linden; K. Messmer

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