From the Literature

Published: Aug 2019

Sullivan IJ, Ralph CJ

Obstetric intra-operative cell salvage: a review of an established cell salvage service with 1170 re-infused cases.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:976-983.

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This is a retrospective report of 10 years of obstetrical cell salvage use in a single hospital. The authors...
REVIEW by:
J. H. Waters

Published: Jul 2019

Butler EK, Mills BM, Arbabi S, et al.

Association of blood component ratios with 24-hour mortality in injured children receiving massive transfusion.
Crit Care Med 2019;47:975-983.

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While the incidence of paediatric trauma requiring massive transfusion is lower than the incidence in adults,...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Jun 2019

Spahn DR, Schoenrath F, Spahn GH, et al.

Effect of ultra-short-term treatment of patients with iron deficiency or anaemia undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective randomised trial.
Lancet 2019;393:2201-2212.

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Preoperative anaemia detection and the timely management of deficiencies remain a serious challenge in many health...
REVIEW by:
B. Froessler

Published: Jun 2019

Keeler BD, Dickson EA, Simpson JA, et al.

The impact of pre-operative intravenous iron on quality of life after colorectal cancer surgery: outcomes from the intravenous iron in colorectal cancer-associated anaemia (IVICA) trial.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:714-725.

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In this follow-up of an open-label randomised controlled trial (designed to be pragmatic and applicable to current...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: May 2019

Vlot EA, Verwijmeren L, van de Garde EMW, Kloppenburg GTL, van Dongen EPA, Noordzij PG

Intra-operative red blood cell transfusion and mortality after cardiac surgery.
BMC Anesthesiol 2019;19:65.

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Many studies have shown an association between transfusion and adverse events, including short- and long-term...
REVIEW by:
M. Pavesi

Published: May 2019

Althoff FC, Neb H, Herrmann E, et al.

Multimodal patient blood management program based on a three-pillar strategy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ann Surg 2019;269:794-804.

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This systematic review and meta-analysis focused on the implementation of a comprehensive PBM approach. Studies...
REVIEW by:
B. Froessler

Published: May 2019

Bhatt DL, Pollack CV, Weitz JI, et al.

Antibody-based ticagrelor reversal agent in healthy volunteers.
N Engl J Med 2019;308:1825-1833.

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Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is frequently used in patients with acute coronary syndrome, coronary stents,...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: May 2019

Habbab LM, Hussain S, Power P, et al.

Decreasing Postoperative Blood Loss by Topical vs. Intravenous Tranexamic Acid in Open Cardiac Surgery (DEPOSITION) study: Results of a pilot study.
J Card Surg 2019;34:305-311.

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The authors performed a pilot study comparing topical versus intravenous administration of tranexamic acid. Given...
REVIEW by:
H. B. Ravn

Published: Apr 2019

Connolly SJ, Crowther M, Eikelboom JW, et al.

Full study report of andexanet alfa for bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitors.
N Engl J Med 2019;380:1326-1335.

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Andexanet alfa, a recombinant inactive form of human factor Xa, was developed for reversal of factor Xa (FXa)...
REVIEW by:
J. H. Levy

Published: Mar 2019

Dakour-Aridi H, Nejim B, Locham S, Alshwaily W, Malas MB

Anemia and postoperative outcomes after open and endovascular repair of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms.
J Vasc Surg 2019;69:738-751 e732.

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In this article, Hanaa Dakour-Aridi et al. retrospectively looked at a large multicentre database in...
REVIEW by:
T. Richards

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