From the Literature

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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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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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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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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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: Nov 2017

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

Restrictive or liberal red-cell transfusion for cardiac surgery.
N Engl J Med 2017;377:2133-2144.

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NATA REVIEW:
The comparison between liberal and restrictive transfusion strategies has been the topic of intense debate. To...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Oct 2017

Andrews B, Semler MW, Muchemwa L, et al.

Effect of an early resuscitation protocol on in-hospital mortality among adults with sepsis and hypotension: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2017;318:1233-1240.

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This single-centre, randomised, controlled, non-blinded study evaluated the potential beneficial effect of an...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2017

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

2017 EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017; Sep 30 [Epub ahead of print].

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

Published: Sep 2017

Leal-Noval SR, Arellano-Orden V, Muñoz-Gómez M, et al.

Red blood cell transfusion guided by near infrared spectroscopy in neurocritically ill patients with moderate or severe anemia: a randomized, controlled trial.
J Neurotrauma 2017;34:2553-2559.

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NATA REVIEW:
Advances in the development and validation of physiological, accessible, practical and reliable markers to guide...
REVIEW by:
J. A. García-Erce

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