From the Literature

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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In an age of widespread use of anticogulants and patelet inhibitors for cardiac surgery, it...
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Richard 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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This article is of interest in clinical decision-making related to starches usage. However,...
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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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Nice comprehensive review of non-invasive monitoring in Critical Care. As the equipment becomes more reliable...
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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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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...
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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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This article is of interest in clinical decision-making related to starches usage. However,...
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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...
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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

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...
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V. Kretschmer

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