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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: 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: 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: 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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