From the Literature

Published: Sep 2019

Jackman RP, Utter GH, Lee TH, et al.

Lack of persistent microchimerism in contemporary transfused trauma patients.
Transfusion 2019; Sep 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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Jackman and colleagues evaluated transfusion-associated microchimerism (TA-MC) in a prospective cohort study...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

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: Sep 2019

Clemmesen CG, Palm H, Foss NB

Delay in detection and treatment of perioperative anemia in hip fracture surgery and its impact on postoperative outcomes.
Injury 2019; Sep 3 [Epub ahead of print].

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Due to population ageing, hip fracture is becoming a major health concern. Indeed, short-term postoperative mortality...
REVIEW by:
S. Lasocki

Published: Sep 2019

Callum JL, Yeh CH, Petrosoniak A, et al.

A regional massive hemorrhage protocol developed through a modified Delphi technique.
CMAJ Open 2019;7:E546-E561.

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The authors noted that large academic centres are very likely to have a massive haemorrhage protocol (MHP) but...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Downey LA, Andrews J, Hedlin H, et al.

Fibrinogen concentrate as an alternative to cryoprecipitate in a postcardiopulmonary transfusion algorithm in infants undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Anesth Analg 2019; Sep 3 [Epub ahead of print].

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This is an excellent multicentre prospective randomised trial evaluating the efficacy of fibrinogen concentrate...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Padmanabhan H, Brookes MJ, Nevill AM, Luckraz H

Association between anemia and blood transfusion with long-term mortality following cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2019;108:687-692.

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This study by Padmanabhan et al. is a well-conducted retrospective analysis that confirms that anaemia...
REVIEW by:
C. von Heymann

Published: Aug 2019

Savarese G, Jonsson Å, Hallberg AC, Dahlström U, Edner M, Lund LH

Prevalence of, associations with, and prognostic role of anemia in heart failure across the ejection fraction spectrum.
Int J Cardiol 2019; Aug 28 [Epub ahead of print].

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This study aims to establish a reliable prevalence estimate of anaemia in patients with different severities...
REVIEW by:
M. T. Prochaska

Published: Aug 2019

Tyan P, Taher A, Carey E, et al.

The effect of anemia severity on postoperative morbidity among patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign indications.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019; Aug 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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This is a very well-designed retrospective study using a large American surgical database (NISQP) reporting the...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Aug 2019

Porter SB, White LJ, Osagiede O, Robards CB, Spaulding AC

Tranexamic acid administration is not associated with an increase in complications in high-risk patients undergoing primary total knee or total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective case-control study of 38,220 patients.
J Arthroplasty 2019; Aug 17 [Epub ahead of print].

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This study was designed to examine whether tranexamic acid, which is a well-established therapy to reduce postoperative...
REVIEW by:
M. T. Prochaska

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