From the Literature

Published: Jul 2001

Shoemaker WC, Wo CCJ, Chan L, et al.

Outcome prediction of emergency patients by noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.
Chest 2001;120(2):528-537.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an elegant small study that describes the applicability of noninvasive monitoring...
REVIEW by:
A. Shander, J. Boldt

Published: Jul 2001

Tylman M, Bengtson JP, Avall A, Hyllner M, Bengtsson A

Release of interleukin-10 by reinfusion of salvaged blood after knee arthroplasty.
Intens Care Med 2001;27(8):1379-1384.

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NATA REVIEW:
Another confirmation that cell washing is essential to eliminate mediators contaminating wound blood, and...
REVIEW by:
E. Hansen

Published: Jul 2001

Kormann J, Ockert D, Bunk A

Radiofrequency ablation of liver tumours.
Zbl Chir 2001;126(8):576-585.

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NATA REVIEW:
Dr. Kormann and colleagues have reviewed the literature on the use of radiofrequency ablation...
REVIEW by:
R. K. Spence

Published: Jul 2001

Meloni MF, Goldberg SN, Livraghi T, et al.

Hepatocellular carcinoma treated with radiofrequency ablation: Comparison of pulse inversion contrast-enhanced harmonic sonography, contrast-enhanced power Doppler sonography, and helical CT.
Am J Roentgenol 2001;177(2):375-380.

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NATA REVIEW:
Hepatitis C virus infects millions of people worldwide. As the world's population ages, the...
REVIEW by:
R. K. Spence

Published: Jul 2001

Challine D, RoudotThoraval F, Sarah T, et al.

Seroprevalence of human herpes virus 8 antibody in populations at high or low risk of transfusion, graft, or sexual transmission of viruses.
Transfusion 2001;41(9):1120-1125.

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NATA REVIEW:
HHV-8 is a pathogenic virus. However, it is still unclear whether HHV-8 can be transmitted...
REVIEW by:
V. Kretschmer.

Published: Jul 2001

Laurent C, Henzel D, MulangaKabeya C, Maertens G, Larouze B, Delaporte E

Seroepidemiological survey of hepatitis C virus among commercial sex workers and pregnant women in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Int J Epidemiol 2001;30(4):872-877.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article is of some interest in view of the contamination of commercial sex workers and...
REVIEW by:
V. Kretschmer.

Published: Jul 2001

Marfin AA, Liu H, Sutton MY, Steiner B, Pillay A, Markowitz LE

Amplification of the DNA polymerase I gene of Treponema pallidum from whole blood of persons with syphilis.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2001;40(4):163-166.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article confirms by means of the sensitive PCR technique that Treponema pallidum may be...
REVIEW by:
Kretschmer V.

Published: Jul 2001

Greenough A

The role of immunoglobulins in neonatal rhesus haemolytic disease.
BioDrugs 2001;15(8):533-541.

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Note: Consensus Conference at RCP Edinburgh on anti-D did NOT state that one dose of 1000...
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Published: Jul 2001

Takayama T, Makuuchi M, Kubota K, et al.

Randomized comparison of ultrasonic vs clamp transection of the liver.
Arch Surg 2001;136(8):922-928.

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NATA REVIEW:
Takayama and his colleagues show us another step forward in the development of optimal techniques...
REVIEW by:
R. K. Spence

Published: Jun 2001

Martens S, Matheis G, WimmerGreinecker G, et al.

Heparin coating of the extracorporeal circuit combined with leukocyte filtration reduces coagulation activity, blood loss and blood product substitution.
Int J Artif Organs 2001;24(7):484-488.

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NATA REVIEW:
Heparin bonded circuits have become standard in extracorporeal bypass circuits for open heart...
REVIEW by:
R. K. Spence

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