From the Literature

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

Published: Oct 2011

Ponschab M, Landoni G, Biondi-Zoccai G, et al.

Recombinant activated factor VII increases stroke in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2011;25:804-810.

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Prohemostatic interventions, in particular antifibrinolytic treatment, have been studied extensively in patients...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Sep 2011

dos Santos AM, Guinsburg R, de Almeida MF, et al.

Red blood cell transfusions are independently associated with intra-hospital mortality in very low birth weight preterm infants.
J Pediatr 2011;159:371-376 e371-373.

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dos Santos et al. undertook a cohort study of 1077 consecutive prematures with birth weight <...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Aug 2011

Mazer CD, Leong-Poi H, Chhina T, et al.

Recombinant factor VIIa affects anastomotic patency of vascular grafts in a rabbit model.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;142(2):418-423.

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The results of this experimental study do not come as a surprise, given the tissue factor dependent mechanism...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Aug 2011

Pai AB, Conner T, McQuade CR, Olp J, Hicks P

Non-transferrin bound iron, cytokine activation and intracellular reactive oxygen species generation in hemodialysis patients receiving intravenous iron dextran or iron sucrose.
Biometals 2011;24(4):603-613.

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NATA REVIEW:
Reading of this article is strongly recommended, especially for researchers with IV iron. It is also my (polemic)...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

Published: Aug 2011

Barr PJ, Donnelly M, Cardwell CR, Parker M, Morris K, Bailie KE

The appropriateness of red blood cell use and the extent of overtransfusion: right decision? Right amount?
Transfusion 2011;51(8):1684-1694.

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Three similar studies have been published recently on this topic: one in France, one in the Netherlands and...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jul 2011

Leong B, Reynolds PS, Tiba MH, et al.

Effects of a combination hemoglobin based oxygen carrier-hypertonic saline solution on oxygen transport in the treatment of traumatic shock.
Resuscitation 2011;82:937-943.

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Despite several decades of concerted efforts of researchers worldwide, attempts to develop a safe and effective...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Jul 2011

Shander A, Fink A, Javidroozi M, et al.

Appropriateness of allogeneic red blood cell transfusion: the international consensus conference on transfusion outcomes.
Transfus Med Rev 2011;25:232-246 e253.

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This is an interesting paper that describes the findings of a panel of transfusion medicine experts that used...
REVIEW by:
J. L. Carson

Published: Jul 2011

Lin PC, Hsu CH, Chen WS, Wang JW

Does tranexamic acid save blood in minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty?
Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011;469(7):1995-2002.

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In their non-blinded, non-randomized, prospective study, Lin and co-workers compared the effect of a prophylactic...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Jun 2011

Nascimento B, Lin Y, Callum J, Reis M, Pinto R, Rizoli S

Recombinant factor VIIa is associated with an improved 24-hour survival without an improvement in inpatient survival in massively transfused civilian trauma patients.
Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2011;66(1):101-106.

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The authors present a series of 328 patients with severe trauma that received > 8 units of red blood cell...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

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