From the Literature

Published: Sep 2019

Callum JL, Yeh CH, Petrosoniak A, et al.

A regional massive hemorrhage protocol developed through a modified Delphi technique.
CMAJ Open 2019;7:E546-E561.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors noted that large academic centres are very likely to have a massive haemorrhage protocol (MHP) but...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Clemmesen CG, Palm H, Foss NB

Delay in detection and treatment of perioperative anemia in hip fracture surgery and its impact on postoperative outcomes.
Injury 2019; Sep 3 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Due to population ageing, hip fracture is becoming a major health concern. Indeed, short-term postoperative mortality...
REVIEW by:
S. Lasocki

Published: Sep 2019

Downey LA, Andrews J, Hedlin H, et al.

Fibrinogen concentrate as an alternative to cryoprecipitate in a postcardiopulmonary transfusion algorithm in infants undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Anesth Analg 2019; Sep 3 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an excellent multicentre prospective randomised trial evaluating the efficacy of fibrinogen concentrate...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Padmanabhan H, Brookes MJ, Nevill AM, Luckraz H

Association between anemia and blood transfusion with long-term mortality following cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2019;108:687-692.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study by Padmanabhan et al. is a well-conducted retrospective analysis that confirms that anaemia...
REVIEW by:
C. von Heymann

Published: Aug 2019

Savarese G, Jonsson Å, Hallberg AC, Dahlström U, Edner M, Lund LH

Prevalence of, associations with, and prognostic role of anemia in heart failure across the ejection fraction spectrum.
Int J Cardiol 2019; Aug 28 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This study aims to establish a reliable prevalence estimate of anaemia in patients with different severities...
REVIEW by:
M. T. Prochaska

Published: Aug 2019

Tyan P, Taher A, Carey E, et al.

The effect of anemia severity on postoperative morbidity among patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign indications.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019; Aug 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a very well-designed retrospective study using a large American surgical database (NISQP) reporting the...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Aug 2019

Porter SB, White LJ, Osagiede O, Robards CB, Spaulding AC

Tranexamic acid administration is not associated with an increase in complications in high-risk patients undergoing primary total knee or total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective case-control study of 38,220 patients.
J Arthroplasty 2019; Aug 17 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This study was designed to examine whether tranexamic acid, which is a well-established therapy to reduce postoperative...
REVIEW by:
M. T. Prochaska

Published: Aug 2019

Douketis JD, Spyropoulos AC, Duncan J, et al.

Perioperative management of patients with atrial fibrillation receiving a direct oral anticoagulant.
JAMA Intern Med 2019; Aug 5 [Epub ahead of print].

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The Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study enrolled 3007 atrial fibrillation...
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Aug 2019

McNamara H, Kenyon C, Smith R, Mallaiah S, Barclay P

Four years' experience of a ROTEM((R))-guided algorithm for treatment of coagulopathy in obstetric haemorrhage.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:984-991.

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NATA REVIEW:
This important study by McNamara et al. reports on four years of observational data from a large UK...
REVIEW by:
B. Froessler

Published: Aug 2019

Zeeshan M, Hamidi M, Feinstein AJ, et al.

4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate is associated with improved survival in trauma related hemorrhage: a nationwide propensity matched analysis.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019;87:274-281.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors conducted a retrospective study to evaluate outcomes of severely injured trauma patients who received...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

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