From the Literature

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

Published: Feb 2012

Redlin M, Habazettl H, Boettcher W, et al.

Effects of a comprehensive blood-sparing approach using body weight-adjusted miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass circuits on transfusion requirements in pediatric cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012; Feb 1 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This study showed that a comprehensive blood-sparing approach while minimizing the priming volume of the CPB...
REVIEW by:
H. Morimatsu

Published: Jan 2012

Müller KF, Lorenz L, Poets CF, Westerman M, Franz AR

Hepcidin concentrations in serum and urine correlate with iron homeostasis in preterm infants.
J Pediatr 2012; Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
The incidence of anemia in premature and very low birth weight neonates is very high. Iron supplemetation should...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Jan 2012

Jakobsen CJ, Ryhammer PK, Tang M, Andreasen JJ, Mortensen PE

Transfusion of blood during cardiac surgery is associated with higher long-term mortality in low-risk patients.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012; Jan 12 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
In their retrospective analysis, Jakobsen et al. evaluated the effect of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Jan 2012

Ferraris VA, Davenport DL, Saha SP, Austin PC, Zwischenberger JB

Surgical outcomes and transfusion of minimal amounts of blood in the operating room.
Arch Surg 2012;147:49-55.

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NATA REVIEW:
Ferraris and colleagues have published an analysis of data from the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical...
REVIEW by:
J. L. Carson

Published: Jan 2012

Tung JP, Fraser JF, Nataatmadja M, et al.

Age of blood and recipient factors determine the severity of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI).
Crit Care 2012;16:R19.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study used an established animal model of transfusion-related acute lung injury to demonstrate the significant...
REVIEW by:
P. Rebulla

Published: Dec 2011

Gluud LL, Klingenberg SL, Langholz E

Tranexamic acid for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012;1:CD006640.

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NATA REVIEW:
Tranexamic acid is a prohemostatic drug with antifibrinolytic properties and has proven to be of benefit in...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

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