From the Literature

Published: Nov 2001

Valeri CR, Dennis RC, Ragno G, Pivacek LE, Hechtman HB, Khuri SF

Survival, function, and hemolysis of shed red blood cells processed as nonwashed blood and washed red blood cells.
Ann Thorac Surg 2001;72(5):1598-1602.

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This paper adds further evidence that intraoperatively salvaged blood is of high quality with...
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E. Hansen

Published: Nov 2001

Gray CL, Amling CL, Polston GR, Powell CR, Kane CJ

Intraoperative cell salvage in radical retropubic prostatectomy.
Urology 2001;58(5):740-745.

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This article attempts a risk evaluation with only 62 patients. Unfortunately, statistics tell...
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Published: Nov 2001

Theodossiades G, Tsevrenis N, Nomikou E, Dadiotis L, Kontopoulou-Griva I

Surgery-associated acquired hemophilia A.
Ann Hematol 2001;80(11):691-693.

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This article raises awareness of the occurrence of acquired FVIII inhibitor postoperatively....
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Published: Nov 2001

Goicoechea M, Caramelo C, Rodriguez P, et al.

Role of type of vascular access in erythropoietin and intravenous iron requirements in haemodialysis.
Nephrol Dial Transplant 2001;16(11):2188-2193.

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This is a very interesting point that is probably unknown to many clinicians. Personally, I was not aware...
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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

Published: Nov 2001

Lucia JF, Aguilar C, Orna E, et al.

Successful outcome of a cirrhotic patient with postoperative haematuria treated with a single high dose of recombinant factor VIIa.
Haemophilia 2001;7(6):600-602.

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Etiology of bleeding in patients with liver disease is multifactorial, and there has been...
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Published: Sep 2001

Rubin GL, Schofield WN, Dean MG, Shakeshaft AP

Appropriateness of red blood cell transfusions in major urban hospitals and effectiveness of an intervention.
Med J Aust 2001;175(7):354-358.

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The article describes a too liberal indication for RBC transfusions if recent knowledge on...
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Kretschmer V.

Published: Sep 2001

Molenaar IQ, Legnani C, Groenland TH, et al.

Aprotinin in orthotopic liver transplantation: Evidence for a prohemostatic, but not a prothrombotic, effect.
Liver Transplant 2001;7(10):896-903.

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This study supports the hypothesis that aprotinin is an anticoagulant which prolongs the aPTT...
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W. Dietrich

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