From the Literature

Published: Aug 2018

Kuiper GJAJM, van Egmond LT, Henskens YMC, et al.

Shifts of transfusion demand in cardiac surgery after implementation of rotational thromboelastometry-guided transfusion protocols: analysis of the HEROES-CS observational, prospective open cohort database
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2018; Aug 29 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
In this study, Kuiper et al. compared outcome after cardiac surgery in terms of bleeding, rethoracotomies,...
REVIEW by:
H. B. Ravn

Published: Aug 2018

Sentilhes L, Winer N, Azria E, et al.

Tranexamic acid for the prevention of blood loss after vaginal delivery.
N Engl J Med 2018;379:731-742.

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This randomised controlled trial of tranexamic acid versus placebo in over 4,000 women after vaginal delivery...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Jun 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; Jun 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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

Published: May 2018

Sprigg N, Flaherty K, Appleton JP, et al.

Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2): an international randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 superiority trial.
Lancet 2018;391:2107-2115.

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This paper shows that tranexamic acid given up to 8 hours after primary intracerebral haemorrhage reduced haematoma...
REVIEW by:
B. H. Hunt

Published: Mar 2018

Hassan K, Bayer N, Schlingloff F, et al.

Bleeding complications after use of novel oral anticoagulants in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2018;105:702-708.

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The authors evaluated 81 patients treated with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) who underwent...
REVIEW by:
J. H. Levy

Published: Jan 2018

Gayet-Ageron A, Prieto-Merino D, Ker K, Shakur H, Ageron FX, Roberts I

Effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytics in acute severe haemorrhage: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from 40,138 bleeding patients.
Lancet 2018;391:125-132.

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Antifibrinolytic treatment has been shown to be effective in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

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: Jun 2017

Mesar T, Larentzakis A, Dzik W, Chang Y, Velmahos G, Yeh DD

Association between ratio of fresh frozen plasma to red blood cells during massive transfusion and survival among patients without traumatic injury.
JAMA Surg 2017;152:574-580.

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NATA REVIEW:
Following reports from US military and civilian trauma centres, the practice of transfusing massively bleeding...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2017

van Adrichem RA, Nemeth B, Algra A, et al.

Thromboprophylaxis after knee arthroscopy and lower-leg casting.
N Engl J Med 2017;376:515-525.

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NATA REVIEW:
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis has always been a matter of debate in moderate-risk orthopaedic procedures....
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Jan 2017

Myles PS, Smith JA, Forbes A, et al.

Tranexamic acid in patients undergoing coronary-artery surgery.
N Engl J Med 2017;376:136-148.

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The Aspirin and Tranexamic Acid for Coronary Artery Surgery (ATACAS) trial was a multicentre, double-blind trial...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

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