From the Literature

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

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

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: Dec 2012

Voils SA, Baird B

Systematic review: 3-factor versus 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for warfarin reversal: does it matter?
Thromb Res 2012;130:833-840.

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Immediate reversal of the anticoagulant effect of vitamin K antagonists, for example in case of intracranial...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

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

Published: Nov 2012

Schoorl M, van der Gaag D, Bartels PC

Effects of iron supplementation on red blood cell hemoglobin content in pregnancy.
Hematol Rep 2012;4:e24.

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The authors present an interesting study evaluating the effectiveness of iron supplements in late pregnancy....
REVIEW by:
C. Breymann

Published: Nov 2012

Okam MM, Mandell E, Hevelone N, Wentz R, Ross A, Abel GA

Comparative rates of adverse events with different formulations of intravenous iron.
Am J Hematol 2012;87:E123-124.

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NATA REVIEW:
Although this is a retrospective analysis of intravenous iron use in a large hospital system, it is the Harvard...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

Published: Nov 2012

Roberts I, Perel P, Prieto-Merino D, et al.

Effect of tranexamic acid on mortality in patients with traumatic bleeding: prespecified analysis of data from randomised controlled trial.
BMJ 2012;345:e5839.

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NATA REVIEW:
The CRASH-2 study, published in 2010, showed that treatment with tranexamic acid resulted in a reduction of mortality...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Sep 2012

Weber CF, Görlinger K, Meininger D, et al.

Point-of-care testing: a prospective, randomized clinical trial of efficacy in coagulopathic cardiac surgery patients.
Anesthesiology 2012;117:531-547.

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The study presented by Weber and coworkers is the first prospective, randomized and controlled clinical trial...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Sep 2012

Barish CF, Koch T, Butcher A, Morris D, Bregman DB

Safety and efficacy of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (750 mg) in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia: two randomized, controlled trials.
Anemia 2012:172104.

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In this article, the authors present data from two phase 3, open-label, randomized, controlled, multicenter trials...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

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