From the Literature

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

Published: May 2011

Sheth KN, Gilson AJ, Chang Y, et al.

Packed red blood cell transfusion and decreased mortality in intracerebral hemorrhage.
Neurosurgery 2011;68(5):1286-1292.

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Sheth and colleagues evaluate the impact of RBC transfusion on mortality in patients presenting to the emergency...
REVIEW by:
D. A. Fergusson

Published: Apr 2011

Abdel Aal M, ElNahal N, Bakir BM, Fouda M

Mini-cardiopulmonary bypass impact on blood conservation strategy in coronary artery bypass grafting.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011;12(4):600-604.

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In a prospective randomized study, the authors show the benefits of a minimized cardiopulmonary circuit in...
REVIEW by:
H. Gombotz

Published: Apr 2011

Goobie SM, Meier PM, Pereira LM, et al.

Efficacy of tranexamic acid in pediatric craniosynostosis surgery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Anesthesiology 2011;114(4):862-871.

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NATA REVIEW:
Prohemostatic treatment has repeatedly been shown to be effective in reducing perioperative blood loss and...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Apr 2011

Taguchi K, Ogaki S, Watanabe H, et al.

Fluid resuscitation with hemoglobin vesicles prevents Escherichia coli growth via complement activation in a hemorrhagic shock rat model.
J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2011;337(1):201-208.

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NATA REVIEW:
The paper by Takaguchi et al. reports the effects of hemoglobin vesicles (HbVs) developed as oxygen-carrying...
REVIEW by:
M. Intaglietta

Published: Apr 2011

Stanworth SJ, Walsh TS, Prescott RJ, et al.

A national study of plasma use in critical care: clinical indications, dose, and effect on prothrombin time.
Crit Care 2011;15(2):R108.

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NATA REVIEW:
As concluded by the authors, we need better evidence from well-conducted clinical trials to determine the...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Apr 2011

Cabrales P, Carlos Briceno J

Delaying blood transfusion in experimental acute anemia with a perfluorocarbon emulsion.
Anesthesiology 2011;114(4):901-911.

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Artificial oxygen carriers might be one possible solution for the RBC supply/demand dilemma. Since hemoglobin-based...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Apr 2011

Benjamin RJ, Whitaker BI

Boom or bust? Estimating blood demand and supply as the baby boomers age.
Transfusion 2011;51:670-673.

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NATA REVIEW:
This editorial by Benjamin and Whitaker is well worth reading. It covers some familiar aspects of why there...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: Apr 2011

Hod EA, Spitalnik SL

Harmful effects of transfusion of older stored red blood cells: iron and inflammation.
Transfusion 2011;51:881-885.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors have previously published a murine model with preclinical data to support their hypothesis that...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Apr 2011

Yakoob MY, Bhutta ZA

Effect of routine iron supplementation with or without folic acid on anemia during pregnancy.
BMC Public Health 2011;11 Suppl 3:S21.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors conducted a systematic review of published randomized and quasi-randomized trials concerning the...
REVIEW by:
C. Breymann

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