From the Literature

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

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

Published: Feb 2013

Martin C, Jacob M, Vicaut E, Guidet B, Van Aken H, Kurz A

Effect of waxy maize-derived hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 on renal function in surgical patients.
Anesthesiology 2013;118:387-394.

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NATA REVIEW:
This meta-analysis included 17 studies (1230 patients) that evaluated the renal effects of 6% waxy maize-derived...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jan 2013

Haien Z, Yong J, Baoan M, Mingjun G, Qingyu F

Post-operative auto-transfusion in total hip or knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
PLoS One 2013;8:e55073.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a well-designed meta-analysis of six RCTs, selected after a meticulous literature search among 729 potentially...
REVIEW by:
C. Vagianos

Published: Jan 2013

Van Der Linden P, James M, Mythen M, Weiskopf RB

Safety of modern starches used during surgery.
Anesth Analg 2013;116:35-48.

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NATA REVIEW:
Several recent meta-analyses have suggested that hydroxyethyl starches (HES) may be associated with an increase...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Dec 2012

Nielsen K, Dahl B, Johansson PI, Henneberg SW, Rasmussen LS

Intraoperative transfusion threshold and tissue oxygenation: a randomised trial.
Transfus Med 2012;22:418-425.

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NATA REVIEW:
Nielsen and colleagues performed a small randomized trial (N=50) comparing liberal versus restrictive intraoperative...
REVIEW by:
J. L. Carson

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