From the Literature

Published: Sep 2019

de Bruin S, Scheeren TWL, Bakker J, van Bruggen R, Vlaar APJ

Transfusion practice in the non-bleeding critically ill: an international online survey-the TRACE survey.
Crit Care 2019;23:309.

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NATA REVIEW:
In order to elucidate whether data from transfusion trials has impacted current intensive care transfusion management,...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Aug 2019

Kaserer A, Rössler J, Braun J, et al.

Impact of a Patient Blood Management monitoring and feedback programme on allogeneic blood transfusions and related costs.
Anaesthesia 2019; Aug 25 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
While Patient Blood Management (PBM) is becoming a new standard worldwide with evidence-based and expert consensus...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

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

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

Published: Jan 2019

Curley A, Stanworth SJ, Willoughby K, et al.

Randomized trial of platelet-transfusion thresholds in neonates.
N Engl J Med 2019;380:242-251.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this multicentre trial, infants born at less than 34 weeks of gestation and in whom severe thrombocytopenia...
REVIEW by:
T. Haas

Published: Sep 2018

Mazer CD, Whitlock RP, Fergusson DA, et al.

Six-month outcomes after restrictive or liberal transfusion for cardiac surgery.
N Engl J Med 2018;379:1224-1233.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this follow-up article to the TRICS III trial, the authors report the clinical outcomes of moderate- to high-risk...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

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

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