From the Literature

Published: Oct 2019

Rössler J, Schoenrath F, Seifert B, et al.

Iron deficiency is associated with higher mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective study.
Br J Anaesth 2019; Oct 23 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This very interesting prospective study looked at four patient cohorts undergoing cardiac surgery: patients without...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Oct 2019

Callum J, Farkouh ME, Scales DC, et al.

Effect of fibrinogen concentrate vs cryoprecipitate on blood component transfusion after cardiac surgery: The FIBRES randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2019; Oct 21 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Hypofibrinogenaemia is frequently observed in bleeding patients after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass....
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Oct 2019

Miles LF, Larsen T, Bailey MJ, Burbury KL, Story DA, Bellomo R

Borderline anaemia and postoperative outcome in women undergoing major abdominal surgery: a retrospective cohort study.
Anaesthesia 2019; Oct 16 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This study aimed to test whether there were differences in outcomes of women undergoing major abdominal surgery...
REVIEW by:
M. T. Prochaska

Published: Oct 2019

Aktas S, Ergenekon E, Ozcan E, et al.

Effects of blood transfusion on regional tissue oxygenation in preterm newborns are dependent on the degree of anaemia.
J Paediatr Child Health 2019;55:1209-1213.

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NATA REVIEW:
What is the aim of transfusion? Increasing the haemoglobin concentration, increasing oxygen delivery, increasing...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Sep 2019

Patel D, Yang YX, Trivedi C, et al.

Incidence, duration, and management of anemia: a nationwide comparison between IBD and non-IBD populations.
Inflamm Bowel Dis 2019; Sep 27 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a large database report of the incidence and duration of anaemia in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Sep 2019

Maeda Y, Ogawa K, Morisaki N, Tachibana Y, Horikawa R, Sago H

Association between perinatal anemia and postpartum depression: A prospective cohort study of Japanese women.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019; Sep 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Is there a relationship between anaemia and depression in the postpartum period? Certainly perioperative anaemia...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Sep 2019

Paciullo F, Bury L, Noris P, et al.

Antithrombotic prophylaxis for surgery-associated venous thromboembolism risk in patients with inherited platelet disorders. The SPATA-DVT Study.
Haematologica 2019; Sep 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a retrospective study of patients with inherited platelet disorders undergoing surgical procedures. No...
REVIEW by:
B. H. Hunt

Published: Sep 2019

Nellis ME, Tucci M, Lacroix J, et al.

Bleeding Assessment Scale in Critically Ill Children (BASIC): physician-driven diagnostic criteria for bleeding severity.
Crit Care Med 2019; Sep 25 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is the first ever bleeding assessment scale developed for the evaluation of bleeding in critically ill children....
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Jackman RP, Utter GH, Lee TH, et al.

Lack of persistent microchimerism in contemporary transfused trauma patients.
Transfusion 2019; Sep 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Jackman and colleagues evaluated transfusion-associated microchimerism (TA-MC) in a prospective cohort study...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Sep 2019

de Bruin S, Scheeren TWL, Bakker J, van Bruggen R, Vlaar APJ

Transfusion practice in the non-bleeding critically ill: an international online survey-the TRACE survey.
Crit Care 2019;23:309.

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NATA REVIEW:
In order to elucidate whether data from transfusion trials has impacted current intensive care transfusion management,...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

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