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Published: Sep 2013

Ker K, Prieto-Merino D, Roberts I

Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of tranexamic acid on surgical blood loss.
Br J Surg 2013;100:1271-1279.

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An elegant and much needed meta-analysis of the effects of tranexamic acid (TA) on reducing bleeding in surgery....
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Aug 2013

Litton E, Xiao J, Ho KM

Safety and efficacy of intravenous iron therapy in reducing requirement for allogeneic blood transfusion: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials.
BMJ 2013;347:f4822.

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The authors performed a meta-analysis of 72 studies including 10,605 patients, from very different...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Jul 2013

Albirmawy OA, Saafan ME, Shehata EM, Basuni AS, Eldaba AA

Topical application of tranexamic acid after adenoidectomy: a double-blind, prospective, randomized, controlled study.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013;77:1139-1142.

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Albirmawy and colleagues completed a randomized double-blind controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Jun 2013

Carson JL, Brooks MM, Abbott JD, et al.

Liberal versus restrictive transfusion thresholds for patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease.
Am Heart J 2013;165:964-971 e961.

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The authors present the results of their pilot study for the Myocardial Ischemia and Transfusion (MINT) trial....
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jun 2013

Horvath KA, Acker MA, Chang H, et al.

Blood transfusion and infection after cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2013;95:2194-2201.

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The effect of perioperative blood transfusion in adult cardiac surgery on postoperative infection complications...
REVIEW by:
T. Frietsch

Published: May 2013

Horstmann WG, Swierstra MJ, Ohanis D, Castelein RM, Kollen BJ, Verheyen CC

Reduction of blood loss with the use of a new combined intra-operative and post-operative autologous blood transfusion system compared with no drainage in primary total hip replacement.
Bone Joint J 2013;95-B:616-622.

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Postoperatively, the use of closed-suction drainage systems in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is still...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Apr 2013

Enko D, Wallner F, von-Goedecke A, Hirschmugl C, Auersperg V, Halwachs-Baumann G

The impact of an algorithm-guided management of preoperative anemia in perioperative hemoglobin level and transfusion of major orthopedic surgery patients.
Anemia 2013:641876.

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This is an interesting retrospective before-after study to evaluate a laboratory-guided therapeutic algorithm...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

Published: Apr 2013

Gurbuz HA, Durukan AB, Salman N, et al.

Hydroxyethyl starch 6%, 130/0.4 vs. a balanced crystalloid solution in cardiopulmonary bypass priming: a randomized, prospective study.
J Cardiothorac Surg 2013;8:71.

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This prospective randomized single-blind study reported that the use of hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (HES 130/0.4)...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Mar 2013

Butler C, Doree C, Estcourt LJ, et al.

Pathogen-reduced platelets for the prevention of bleeding.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;3:CD009072.

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This Cochrane review provides an overview about pathogen-reduced platelets for the prevention of bleeding in...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Feb 2013

Hall TC, Pattenden C, Hollobone C, Pollard C, Dennison AR

Blood transfusion policies in elective general surgery: how to optimise cross-match-to-transfusion ratios.
Transfus Med Hemother 2013;40:27-31.

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This retrospective data analysis, carried out in a single university teaching hospital in the field of elective...
REVIEW by:
G. Inghilleri

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