From the Literature

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...
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Richard Spence

Published: Apr 2001

Wilhelmi M, Franke U, Cohnert T, et al.

Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery without the routine application of blood products: is it feasible?
Eur J Cardio Thorac Surg 2001;19(5):657-661.

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NATA REVIEW:
The results of this study are rather surprising. The control group receiving FFP required...
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Published: Apr 2001

Vaezy S, Martin R, Crum L

High intensity focused ultrasound: A method of hemostasis.
Echocardiogr J Cardiovasc Ult 2001;18(4):309-315.

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NATA REVIEW:
This inovative work bears watching. Potential applications include minimally invasive, i.e.,...
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Richard Spence

Published: Apr 2001

Ohmoto K, Yamamoto S

Percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy for superficial hepatocellular carcinoma using intraperitoneal infusion of local anesthetic.
Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96(5):1660-1662.

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NATA REVIEW:
Ohmoto and Yamamoto are to be congratulated for demonstrating another step forward in the...
REVIEW by:
Richard K. Spence

Published: Apr 2001

Imura K, Kawahara H, Kitayama Y, Yoneda A, Yagi M, Suehara N

Usefulness of cord-blood harvesting for autologous transfusion in surgical newborns with antenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies.
J Pediatr Surg 2001;36(6):851-854.

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NATA REVIEW:
In connection with this study, one may wonder how often, in those children needing blood transfusions, the...
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V. Kretschmer

Published: Apr 2001

AshleyKoch A, Murphy CC, Khoury MJ, Boyle CA

Contribution of sickle cell disease to the occurrence of developmental disabilities: A population-based study.
Genet Med 2001;3(3):181-186.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article has only little relation to transfusion besides the fact that in sickle cell anemia...
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V. Kretschmer.

Published: Mar 2001

Chagnon S, Qanadli S, Lacombe P

Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of liver tumors.
Gastroen Clin Biol 2001;25(4):B85-B99.

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NATA REVIEW:
Chagnon and colleagues provide with detailed description of treatment approaches to liver...
REVIEW by:
R. K. Spence

Published: Mar 2001

Barsoum WK, Klika AK, Murray TG, Higuera C, Lee HH, Krebs VE

Prospective randomized evaluation of the need for blood transfusion during primary total hip arthroplasty with use of a bipolar sealer.
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011;93(6):513-518.

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NATA REVIEW:
This prospective randomized study tested the hemostatic efficacy of a bipolar sealer used during total hip...
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E. Bisbe

Published: Mar 2001

Silverberg DS, Blum M, Agbaria Z, et al.

The effect of i.v. iron alone or in combination with low- dose erythropoietin in the rapid correction of anemia of chronic renal failure in the predialysis period.
Clin Nephrol 2001;55(3):212-219.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a most valuable study concerning the use of rHuEPO and iron sucrose in predialysis...
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Published: Mar 2001

Nuzzo G, Giuliante F, Giovannini I, Vellone M, DeCosmo G, Capelli G

Liver resections with or without pedicle clamping.
Am J Surg 2001;181(3):238-246.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors demonstrate in a well-thought-out study what we have all suspected based on trauma...
REVIEW by:
Richard K. Spence

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