From the Literature

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

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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NATA REVIEW:
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

Vamvakas EC

Universal white blood cell reduction in Europe: has transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease been prevented?
Transfus Med Rev 2011;25(2):133-144.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article by Vamvakas reviews universal leukocyte reduction in Europe and its impact on the transmission...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Apr 2011

Dadure C, Sauter M, Bringuier S, et al.

Intraoperative tranexamic acid reduces blood transfusion in children undergoing craniosynostosis surgery: a randomized double-blind study.
Anesthesiology 2011;114(4):856-861.

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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

Ducloy-Bouthors AS, Jude B, Duhamel A, et al.

High-dose tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in post-partum haemorrhage.
Crit Care 2011;15:R117.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors must be commended for conducting this randomized controlled study on the efficacy of tranexamic...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Mar 2011

Lauscher P, Kertscho H, Meissner A, Zacharowski K, Habler O, Meier J

Hyperoxic ventilation improves survival in pigs during endotoxaemia at the critical hemoglobin concentration.
Resuscitation 2011;82(4):473-480.

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NATA REVIEW:
This experimental study evaluated the effects of hyperoxic ventilation (FiO2 1.0) on survival in anesthetized...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Mar 2011

Singh R, Visintainer PF, Frantz ID, 3rd, et al.

Association of necrotizing enterocolitis with anemia and packed red blood cell transfusions in preterm infants.
J Perinatol 2011;31(3):176-182.

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NATA REVIEW:
Singh et al. report an association between anemia, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and necrotizing...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Mar 2011

Bhandari S

A hospital-based cost minimization study of the potential financial impact on the UK health care system of introduction of iron isomaltoside 1000.
Ther Clin Risk Manag 2011;7:103-113.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an interesting paper that examines cost savings achieved by rapid administration of large doses of...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

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