From the Literature

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: 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: Sep 2001

Romero-Castro R, Jimenez-Saenz M, Pellicer-Bautista FJ, et al.

A case of bleeding gastric varices treated with recombinant factor VII.
Rev Esp Enferm Dig 2001;93(10):675-676.

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This is a case report of a 67-year-old man with severe bleeding due to gastric varices, who...
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Published: Sep 2001

Warren BL, Eid A, Singer P, et al.

Caring for the critically ill patient. High-dose antithrombin III in severe sepsis: a randomized controlled trial.
JAMA 2001;286(15):1869-1878.

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An excellent study about the use of AT III in septic patients. Carefully conducted study:...
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W. Dietrich

Published: Sep 2001

Tsai AG

Influence of cell-free Hb on local tissue perfusion and oxygenation in acute anemia after isovolemic hemodilution.
Transfusion 2001;41(10):1290-1298.

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This experimental study shows that, in hamsters, exchange transfusion with polymerized bovine...
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Ph. Van der Linden; JF Hardy

Published: Sep 2001

Andreasen AS, Schmidt H, Jarlov JO, Skov R

Autologous transfusion of shed mediastinal blood after coronary artery bypass grafting and bacterial contamination.
Ann Thorac Surg 2001;72(4):1327-1330.

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A good article to read. Many physicians retransfuse unwashed blood, but most experts prefer washed blood...
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Gombotz H.

Published: Sep 2001

Wise MW, O’Leary JP

The origins of blood transfusion: the later phase.
Am Surg 2001;67(10):1011-1013.

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