From the Literature

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

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

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

Jurlander B, Thim L, Klausen NK, et al.

Recombinant activated factor VII (RFVIIa): Characterization, manufacturing, and clinical development.
Semin Thromb Hemostasis 2001;27(4):373-383.

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NATA REVIEW:
A good overall review on the characterization, mechanism of action, and preclinical and...
REVIEW by:
M. Aldouri

Published: Jul 2001

Blatt J, Gold SH, Wiley JM, Monahan PE, Cooper HC, Harvey D

Off-label use of recombinant factor VIIa in patients following bone marrow transplantation.
Bone Marrow Transplant 2001;28(4):405-407.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a report on off-label extended use of rFVIIa in managing pulmonary, vesical and GI...
REVIEW by:
M. Aldouri

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

Published: May 2001

Huraux C, Ankri A, Eyraud D, et al.

Hemostatic changes in patients receiving hydroxyethyl starch: The influence of ABO blood group.
Anesth Analg 2001;92(6):1396-1401.

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NATA REVIEW:
This article is of interest in clinical decision-making related to starches usage. However,...
REVIEW by:
Monty Mythen

Published: May 2001

DeNicola LK, Kissoon N, Abram HS, Sullivan KJ, DelgadoCorcoran C, Taylor C

Noninvasive monitoring in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Pediatr Clin North Am 2001;48(3):573.

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NATA REVIEW:
Nice comprehensive review of non-invasive monitoring in Critical Care. As the equipment becomes more reliable...
REVIEW by:
A. Shander

Published: May 2001

Yamada K, Imaizumi T, Uemura M, Takada N, Kim Y

Comparison between 1-hour and 24-hour drain clamping using diluted epinephrine solution after total knee arthroplasty.
J Arthroplasty 2001;16(4):458-462.

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NATA REVIEW:
Another paper concerning the use of drains in total knee arthroplasty. Not a large number...
REVIEW by:
P. Earnshaw, R. K. Spence

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