From the Literature

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

Published: Dec 2011

Sullivan PS, Hanson DL, Richardson JT, Brooks JT

Trends in the treatment of anemia using recombinant human erythropoietin in patients with HIV infection.
Open AIDS J 2011;5:113-118.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors analyze trends in utilization of rHuEPO therapy in patients with HIV infection. Two databases underwent...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Oct 2011

Charoencholvanich K, Siriwattanasakul P

Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and blood transfusion after TKA: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011;469:2874-2880.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors have conducted a randomized controlled trial on the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Oct 2011

Charoencholvanich K, Siriwattanasakul P

Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and blood transfusion after TKA: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors have conducted a randomized controlled trial on the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Oct 2011

Musallam KM, Tamim HM, Richards T, et al.

Preoperative anaemia and postoperative outcomes in non-cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort study.
Lancet 2011;378:1396-1407.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a large multicenter study that analyses The American College of Surgeon’s National Surgical Quality...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

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