From the Literature

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

Published: Mar 2012

Stone GW, Clayton TC, Mehran R, et al.

Impact of major bleeding and blood transfusions after cardiac surgery: Analysis from the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage strategY (ACUITY) trial.
Am Heart J 2012;163:522-529.

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NATA REVIEW:
The incidence of blood transfusion after cardiac surgery ranges from less than 30% to over 90% and allogeneic...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Mar 2012

Leahy MF, Mukhtar SA

From blood transfusion to patient blood management: a new paradigm for patient care and cost assessment of blood transfusion practice.
Intern Med J 2012;42:332-338.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors describe a new patient-oriented worldwide concept that was mainly developed for perioperative use...
REVIEW by:
H. Gombotz

Published: Mar 2012

Muse K, Mabey RG, Waldbaum A, Gersten JK, Adomako TL

Tranexamic acid increases hemoglobin and ferritin levels in women with heavy menstrual bleeding.
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2012; Mar 19 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Heavy menstrual bleeding but also “normal” menstruation are the main reasons why women are prone to iron...
REVIEW by:
C. Breymann

Published: Feb 2012

Juffermans NP, Vlaar AP, Prins DJ, Goslings JC, Binnekade JM

The age of red blood cells is associated with bacterial infections in critically ill trauma patients.
Blood Transfus 2012;1-6.

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NATA REVIEW:
This was a three-year retrospective study that included 196 severely injured trauma patients who received red...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Leal-Noval

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