From the Literature

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

Published: Jun 2011

Maitland K, Kiguli S, Opoka RO, et al.

Mortality after fluid bolus in African children with severe infection.
N Engl J Med 2011;364(26):2483-2495.

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Performed in resource-limited settings in Africa, this multicenter open randomized controlled study assessed...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

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

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

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

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

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