From the Literature

Published: Aug 2012

Afdhal NH, Giannini EG, Tayyab G, et al.

Eltrombopag before procedures in patients with cirrhosis and thrombocytopenia.
N Engl J Med 2012;367:716-724.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an important study aimed at determining if administration of eltrombopag reduces the need for platelet...
REVIEW by:
P. Rebulla

Published: Aug 2012

Vaucher P, Druais PL, Waldvogel S, Favrat B

Effect of iron supplementation on fatigue in nonanemic menstruating women with low ferritin: a randomized controlled trial.
CMAJ 2012;184:1247-1254.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors present a well-conducted randomized study of the effect of iron administration to non-anemic menstruating...
REVIEW by:
A. Maniatis

Published: Jul 2012

Long H, Yi JM, Hu PL, et al.

Benefits of iron supplementation for low birth weight infants: a systematic review.
BMC Pediatr 2012;12:99.

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NATA REVIEW:
Long and colleagues performed a systematic review on the benefits of iron supplementation in low-birth-weight...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Jul 2012

Qian F, Osler TM, Eaton MP, et al.

Variation of blood transfusion in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery.
Ann Surg 2012; Jul 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This large observational study shows that institutional variability in current transfusion practices for commonly...
REVIEW by:
Y. Ozier

Published: Jul 2012

Kamel H, Johnston SC, Kirkham JC, et al.

Association between major perioperative hemorrhage and stroke or Q-wave myocardial infarction.
Circulation 2012;126:207-212.

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NATA REVIEW:
Perioperative myocardial infarction or stroke are relatively frequently occurring and serious complications of...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Jul 2012

Carson JL, Grossman BJ, Kleinman S, et al.

Red blood cell transfusion: a clinical practice guideline from the AABB.
Ann Intern Med 2012;157:49-58.

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NATA REVIEW:
The merit of the recommendations formulated by the AABB is that they are based on a systematic review of randomized...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jun 2012

Seo JG, Moon YW, Park SH, Kim SM, Ko KR

The comparative efficacies of intra-articular and IV tranexamic acid for reducing blood loss during total knee arthroplasty.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2012; Jun 24 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an interesting prospective study on the effects of low-dose tranexamic acid (TA) in reducing blood loss...
REVIEW by:
C. Vagianos

Published: Jun 2012

Kotzé A, Carter LA, Scally AJ

Effect of a patient blood management programme on preoperative anaemia, transfusion rate, and outcome after primary hip or knee arthroplasty: a quality improvement cycle.
Br J Anaesth 2012;108:943-952.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this clincally important study, the authors demonstrate that the development of an active blood management...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Apr 2012

Görlinger K, Fries D, Dirkmann D, Weber CF, Hanke AA, Schöchl H

Reduction of fresh frozen plasma requirements by perioperative point-of-care coagulation management with early calculated goal-directed therapy.
Transfus Med Hemother 2012;39:104-113.

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NATA REVIEW:
This review article is presented by the European protagonists in the field of goal-directed, differentiated coagulation...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Mar 2012

Fuller BM, Gajera M, Schorr C, et al.

Transfusion of packed red blood cells is not associated with improved central venous oxygen saturation or organ function in patients with septic shock.
J Emerg Med 2012; Mar 23 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
These authors tried to evaluate the possible benefit of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on cellular metabolism...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

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