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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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

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

Franz A, Braunlich P, Gamsjager T, Felfernig M, Gustorff B, Kozek-Langenecker SA

The effects of hydroxyethyl starches of varying molecular weights on platelet function.
Anesth Analg 2001;92(6):1402-1407.

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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

Pacella CM, Bizzarri G, Cecconi P, et al.

Hepatocellular carcinoma: Long-term results of combined treatment with laser thermal ablation and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.
Radiology 2001;219(3):669-678.

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NATA REVIEW:
As the epidemic of hepatitis C-related liver disease slowly surfaces, physicians will be faced...
REVIEW by:
Richard K. Spence

Published: May 2001

Metternich FU, Sagowski C, Wenzel S, Jakel K

First results of tonsillectomy with the ultrasonic scalpel (Ultracision Harmonic Scalpel)((R)).
Hno 2001;49(6):465-470.

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The authors have shown us that modern surgical tools can be used...
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Published: May 2001

McNeil JD, Smith DL, Jenkins DH, York GB, Josephs JD

Hypotensive resuscitation using a polymerized bovine hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solution (HBOC-201) leads to reversal of anaerobic metabolism.
J Trauma 2001;50(6):1063-1075.

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Interesting article evaluating the place of a hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solution in the resuscitation...
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Published: May 2001

Scott DA, Silbert BS, Blyth C, OBrien J, Santamaria J

Blood loss in elective coronary artery surgery: A comparison of centrifugal versus roller pump heads during cardiopulmonary bypass.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2001;15(3):322-325.

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NATA REVIEW:
In an age of widespread use of anticogulants and patelet inhibitors for cardiac surgery, it...
REVIEW by:
Richard Spence

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