From the Literature

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...
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P. Earnshaw, R. K. Spence

Published: May 2001

Haisch G, Boldt J, Krebs C, Suttner S, Lehmann A, Isgro F

Influence of a new hydroxyethylstarch preparation (HES 130/ 0.4) on coagulation in cardiac surgical patients.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2001;15(3):316-321.

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Note that volumes of Gelatine and Starch required to maintain CVP are no different between...
REVIEW by:
Monty Mythen

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

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

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