From the Literature

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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NATA REVIEW:
This experimental study shows that, in hamsters, exchange transfusion with polymerized bovine...
REVIEW by:
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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NATA REVIEW:
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

Farrant B, Battin M, Roberts A

Outcome of infants receiving in-utero transfusions for haemolytic disease.
N Z Med J 2001;114(1139):400-403.

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Retrospective analysis of infants receiving in-utero transfusion showing good outcome. No...
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Published: Aug 2001

Toyoda H, Fukuda Y, Nakano I, et al.

TT virus genotype changes frequently in multiply transfused patients with hemophilia but rarely in patients with chronic hepatitis C and in healthy subjects.
Transfusion 2001;41(9):1130-1135.

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NATA REVIEW:
TTV seems not to have clinical relevance. However, the publication is very important since...
REVIEW by:
V. Kretschmer.

Published: Aug 2001

Pape A, Kemming G, Meisner F, Kleen M, Habler O

Diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin fails to improve left ventricular diastolic function after fluid resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock.
Eur Surg Res 2001;33(5-6):318-326.

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In this article, Pape et al. present the effects on left ventricular diastolic function of...
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Published: Aug 2001

Hayashi Y, Kagisaki K, Yamaguchi T, et al.

Clinical application of vacuum-assisted cardiopulmonary bypass with a pressure relief valve.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001;20(3):621-626.

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NATA REVIEW:
Hayashi and colleagues have studied the value of a vacuum-assisted cardiopulmonary bypass...
REVIEW by:
R. K. Spence

Published: Aug 2001

Innerhofer P, Wiedermann FJ, Tiefenthaler W, et al.

Are leukocytes in salvaged washed autologous blood harmful for the recipient? The results of a pilot study.
Anesth Analg 2001;93(3):566-572.

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NATA REVIEW:
A well-conducted study on the quality of salvaged autologous blood. It shows that no leukocyte depletion...
REVIEW by:
E. Hansen

Published: Aug 2001

Holcomb J, Mattox KL, Schreiber MA, Martinowitz U

Recombinant activated factor VII for adjunctive hemorrhage control in trauma - Discussion.
J Trauma 2001;51(3):438-439.

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NATA REVIEW:
Comments were given by the authors on the paper by Martinowitz et al., mentioning that the...
REVIEW by:
M. Aldouri

Published: Aug 2001

von Kaisenberg CS, Jonat W

Fetal parvovirus B19 infection.
Ultrasound Obstet Gyn 2001;18(3):280-288.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article gives a good overview about incidence, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, clinical...
REVIEW by:
Kretschmer V.

Published: Aug 2001

Shapira R, Zemel R, Gerecht S, et al.

Transfusion-transmitted virus in liver-transplanted children.
Transplant Proc 2001;33(6):2957-2958.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article is also showing, what is already known, that TTV is transmitted by blood and transplants...
REVIEW by:
V. Kretschmer.

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