From the Literature

Published: Jun 2015

Müller MC, Straat M, Meijers JC, et al.

Fresh frozen plasma transfusion fails to influence the hemostatic balance in critically ill patients with a coagulopathy.
J Thromb Haemost 2015;13:989-997.

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NATA REVIEW:
This work is a post hoc analysis of a randomised controlled clinical trial in which the authors evaluated the...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: May 2015

Beyer-Westendorf J, Ebertz F, Forster K, et al.

Effectiveness and safety of dabigatran therapy in daily-care patients with atrial fibrillation. Results from the Dresden NOAC Registry.
Thromb Haemost 2015;113:1247-1257.

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NATA REVIEW:
Dabigatran is increasingly used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. Although the drug...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: May 2015

Goldstein JN, Refaai MA, Milling TJ, Jr., et al.

Four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate versus plasma for rapid vitamin K antagonist reversal in patients needing urgent surgical or invasive interventions: a phase 3b, open-label, non-inferiority, randomised trial.
Lancet 2015;385:2077-2087.

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NATA REVIEW:
The use of vitamin K antagonists, such as warfarin, has been increasing over the last decades and despite...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: May 2015

Gross I, Seifert B, Hofmann A, Spahn DR

Patient blood management in cardiac surgery results in fewer transfusions and better outcome.
Transfusion 2015;55:1075-1081.

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NATA REVIEW:
Gross et al. compared transfusion and clinical data between the period prior to implementing patient...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: May 2015

Dias JD, Norem K, Doorneweerd DD, Thurer RL, Popovsky MA, Omert LA

Use of thromboelastography (TEG) for detection of new oral anticoagulants.
Arch Pathol Lab Med 2015;139:665-673.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this experimental study, Dias et al. investigated whether thrombelastography (TEG) could detect and...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: May 2015

Westenbrink BD, Alings M, Connolly SJ, et al.

Anemia predicts thromboembolic events, bleeding complications and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from the RE-LY trial.
J Thromb Haemost 2015;13:699-707.

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NATA REVIEW:
In this study, the authors performed a post-hoc analysis of the RE-LY study (a prospective, randomised trial...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Apr 2015

Sentilhes L, Lasocki S, Ducloy-Bouthors AS, et al.

Tranexamic acid for the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.
Br J Anaesth 2015;114:576-587.

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NATA REVIEW:
This systematic review provides a good summary of trials evaluating tranexamic acid (TXA) for the prevention...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Mar 2015

Shields LE, Wiesner S, Fulton J, Pelletreau B

Comprehensive maternal hemorrhage protocols reduce the use of blood products and improve patient safety.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:272-280.

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NATA REVIEW:
This was a paper that I really enjoyed reviewing. It discusses the effect of applying a comprehensive protocol...
REVIEW by:
B. J. Hunt

Published: Mar 2015

Karkouti K, McCluskey SA, Callum J, et al.

Evaluation of a novel transfusion algorithm employing point-of-care coagulation assays in cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort study with interrupted time-series analysis.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:560-570.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors evaluated a novel transfusion algorithm that uses point-of-care coagulation testing. They enrolled...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Mar 2015

Fraser IS, Mansour D, Breymann C, Hoffman C, Mezzacasa A, Petraglia F

Prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding and experiences of affected women in a European patient survey.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2015;128:196-200.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors conducted an internet-based survey to examine the prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) among...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

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