From the Literature

Published: Dec 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;74:1534-1541.

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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: 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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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: Nov 2019

Raphael J, Mazer CD, Subramani S, et al.

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists clinical practice improvement advisory for management of perioperative bleeding and hemostasis in cardiac surgery patients.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019;33:2887-2899.

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Bleeding after cardiac surgery is a common and serious complication leading to transfusion of multiple blood...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Oct 2019

Dieu A, Rosal Martins M, Eeckhoudt S, et al.

Fresh frozen plasma versus crystalloid priming of cardiopulmonary bypass circuit in pediatric surgery: a randomized clinical trial.
Anesthesiology 2019; Oct 23 [Epub ahead of print].

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Paediatric patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery have historically had their bypass...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

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: Oct 2019

Aktas S, Ergenekon E, Ozcan E, et al.

Effects of blood transfusion on regional tissue oxygenation in preterm newborns are dependent on the degree of anaemia.
J Paediatr Child Health 2019;55:1209-1213.

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What is the aim of transfusion? Increasing the haemoglobin concentration, increasing oxygen delivery, increasing...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

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

Published: Sep 2019

Roquet F, Neuschwander A, Hamada S, et al.

Association of early, high plasma-to-red blood cell transfusion ratio with mortality in adults with severe bleeding after trauma.
JAMA Netw Open 2019;2:e1912076.

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Roquet et al. report the results of a large retrospective trauma registry study on optimal FFP to RBC...
REVIEW by:
A. P. J. Vlaar

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

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