From the Literature

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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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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Prohemostatic treatment has repeatedly been shown to be effective in reducing perioperative blood loss and...
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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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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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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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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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This is an interesting paper that examines cost savings achieved by rapid administration of large doses of...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

Published: Mar 2011

Solak Y, Atalay H, Guney I, Turkmen K, Kaya E, Turk S

Comparison of adverse-event profiles of intravenous low-molecular-weight iron dextran and iron sucrose in peritoneal dialysis patients.
Ren Fail 2011;33(3):307-311.

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Although the information is not new, this retrospective study in renal failure patients corroborates a growing...
REVIEW by:
M. Auerbach

Published: Mar 2011

Morrison CA, Carrick MM, Norman MA, et al.

Hypotensive resuscitation strategy reduces transfusion requirements and severe postoperative coagulopathy in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock: preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial.
J Trauma 2011;70:652-663.

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Morrison and coworkers present an interim analysis (90 out of 271 planned patients) of the results of their...
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O. Habler

Published: Mar 2011

Roberts I, Shakur H, Afolabi A, et al.

The importance of early treatment with tranexamic acid in bleeding trauma patients: an exploratory analysis of the CRASH-2 randomised controlled trial.
Lancet 2011;377(9771):1096-1101.

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The randomized placebo-controlled CRASH-2 study, published in 2010, showed that treatment with tranexamic...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Mar 2011

Schoechl H, Nienaber U, Maegele M, et al.

Transfusion in trauma: thromboelastometry-guided coagulation factor concentrate-based therapy versus standard fresh frozen plasma-based therapy.
Crit Care 2011;15(2):R83.

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This retrospective observational study compared two treatment concepts in major trauma patients: an FFP-based...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

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