From the Literature

Published: Nov 2019

Ming Y, Liu J, Zhang F, et al.

Transfusion of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, or platelets is associated with mortality and infection after cardiac surgery in a dose-dependent manner.
Anesth Analg 2019; Nov 5 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors sought to determine whether transfusion of platelets or fresh frozen plasma, in addition to RBCs,...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Nov 2019

Roubinian NH, Westlake M, St Lezin EM, et al.

Association of donor age, body mass index, hemoglobin, and smoking status with in-hospital mortality and length of stay among red blood cell-transfused recipients.
Transfusion 2019;59:3362-3370.

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The authors analysed data from a retrospective cohort of transfused patients from the Recipient Epidemiology...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Oct 2019

Heafner T, Bews K, Kalra M, et al.

Transfusion timing and postoperative myocardial infarction and death in patients undergoing common vascular procedures.
Ann Vasc Surg 2019; Oct 15 [Epub ahead of print].

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This study aimed to evaluate the association of transfusion timing (intraoperative versus postoperative) on the...
REVIEW by:
M. T. Prochaska

Published: Sep 2019

Jackman RP, Utter GH, Lee TH, et al.

Lack of persistent microchimerism in contemporary transfused trauma patients.
Transfusion 2019; Sep 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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Jackman and colleagues evaluated transfusion-associated microchimerism (TA-MC) in a prospective cohort study...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Sep 2018

Goel R, Patel EU, Cushing MM, et al.

Association of perioperative red blood cell transfusions with venous thromboembolism in a North American registry.
JAMA Surg 2018;153:826-833

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An association between red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and increased incidence of perioperative complications...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Apr 2018

Roubinian NH, Hendrickson JE, Triulzi DJ, et al.

Contemporary risk factors and outcomes of transfusion-associated circulatory overload.
Crit Care Med 2018;46:577-585.

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Recently, a joint working group of members of the International Haemovigilance Network, the International Society...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

Published: Feb 2018

Boer C, Meesters MI, Milojevic M, et al.

2017 EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2018;32:88-120.

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There is growing evidence that patient blood management (PBM) is becoming "standard of care" in major surgery...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Nov 2017

Di Angelantonio E, Thompson SG, Kaptoge S, et al.

Efficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation (INTERVAL): a randomised trial of 45 000 donors.
Lancet 2017;390:2360-2371.

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A sufficient blood supply enables life-saving transfusions for many clinical situations, mostly in trauma and...
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R. Moog

Published: Nov 2016

Heddle NM, Cook RJ, Arnold DM, et al.

Effect of short-term vs. long-term blood storage on mortality after transfusion.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1937-1945.

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The impact of storage time of packed red blood cells (RBCs) on patient outcome has been a topic of heated controversy....
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Nov 2016

Carson JL, Guyatt G, Heddle NM, et al.

Clinical practice guidelines from the AABB: red blood cell transfusion thresholds and storage.
JAMA 2016;316:2025-2035.

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The AABB has updated its guidelines on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and storage issues. In summary, the authors...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

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