From the Literature

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

Published: Feb 2011

Singh JK, Singh P

Routine pre-operative cross-match for elective colorectal resections: An appropriate use of resources?
Surgeon 2011;9(1):8-12.

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NATA REVIEW:
This observational study reports the crossmatch to transfusion (C/T) ratio in patients undergoing elective...
REVIEW by:
H. Gombotz

Published: Feb 2011

Glance LG, Dick AW, Mukamel DB, et al.

Association between intraoperative blood transfusion and mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
Anesthesiology 2011;114(2):283-292.

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NATA REVIEW:
The indications for red blood cell transfusion are controversial. There is no debate that patients with very...
REVIEW by:
J. L. Carson

Published: Jan 2011

Savage WJ, Tobian AA, Fuller AK, Wood RA, King KE, Ness PM

Allergic transfusion reactions to platelets are associated more with recipient and donor factors than with product attributes.
Transfusion 2011; Jan 7 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Allergic transfusion reactions have been studied with more attention to the characteristics of the transfused...
REVIEW by:
P. Rebulla

Published: Jan 2011

Chevet I, Remerand F, Couvret C, et al.

Tranexamic acid reduces haematomas but not pain after total knee arthroplasty [Article in French].
Ann Fr Anesth Reanim 2011;30(1):17-24.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors present an interesting hypothesis: the reduction of bleeding and, consequently, intra-articular...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Jan 2011

Wafaisade A, Maegele M, Lefering R, et al.

High plasma to red blood cell ratios are associated with lower mortality rates in patients receiving multiple transfusion (4
J Trauma 2011;70(1):81-88; discussion 88-89.

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NATA REVIEW:
The article by Wafaisade et al. is a retrospective observational multicenter study assessing the...
REVIEW by:
P. Johansson

Published: Jan 2011

Davenport R, Curry N, Manson J, et al.

Hemostatic effects of fresh frozen plasma may be maximal at red cell ratios of 1:2.
J Trauma 2011;70(1):90-96.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors report the preliminary findings of the first prospective observational cohort study on the hemostatic...
REVIEW by:
S. Kozek-Langenecker

Published: Jan 2011

Ishida K, Tsumura N, Kitagawa A, et al.

Intra-articular injection of tranexamic acid reduces not only blood loss but also knee joint swelling after total knee arthroplasty.
Int Orthop 2011; Jan 21 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an interesting randomized controlled trial showing that the intra-articular administration of tranexamic...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

Published: Jan 2011

Mantilla CB, Wass CT, Goodrich KA, et al.

Risk for perioperative myocardial infarction and mortality in patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty: the role of anemia.
Transfusion 2011;51(1):82-91.

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NATA REVIEW:
In their multivariable case-control study in patients undergoing major orthopedic arthroplasty operations...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

Published: Jan 2011

van Eijk LT, Kroot JJ, Tromp M, van der Hoeven JG, Swinkels DW, Pickkers P

Inflammation-induced hepcidin-25 is associated with the development of anemia in septic patients: an observational study.
Crit Care 2011;15(1):R9.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study investigated the hepcidin concentrations in 92 patients admitted for systemic inflammatory response...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

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