From the Literature

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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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

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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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: Oct 2011

Middelburg RA, Briet E, van der Bom JG

Mortality after transfusions, relation to donor sex.
Vox Sang 2011;101:221-229.

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The present study provides a model about mortality after transfusion related to donor gender. During a 5-year...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

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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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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The authors have conducted a randomized controlled trial on the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in...
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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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

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