From the Literature

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...
REVIEW by:
O. Habler

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

Breymann C, Bian XM, Blanco-Capito LR, Chong C, Mahmud G, Rehman R

Expert recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy and the postpartum period in the Asia-Pacific region.
J Perinat Med 2011;39(2):113-121.

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The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency during pregnancy is particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region....
REVIEW by:
A. Maniatis

Published: Mar 2011

Alam HB, Hamwi KB, Duggan M, et al.

Hemostatic and pharmacologic resuscitation: results of a long-term survival study in a swine polytrauma model.
J Trauma 2011;70:636-645.

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To improve the outcome of severe trauma, the management of massive hemorrhage must begin rapidly. However,...
REVIEW by:
A. Godier

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: 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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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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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

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

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

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