From the Literature

Published: Aug 2019

Douketis JD, Spyropoulos AC, Duncan J, et al.

Perioperative management of patients with atrial fibrillation receiving a direct oral anticoagulant.
JAMA Intern Med 2019; Aug 5 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
The Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study enrolled 3007 atrial fibrillation...
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Aug 2019

Zeeshan M, Hamidi M, Feinstein AJ, et al.

4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate is associated with improved survival in trauma related hemorrhage: a nationwide propensity matched analysis.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019;87:274-281.

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The authors conducted a retrospective study to evaluate outcomes of severely injured trauma patients who received...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Aug 2019

Sullivan IJ, Ralph CJ

Obstetric intra-operative cell salvage: a review of an established cell salvage service with 1170 re-infused cases.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:976-983.

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This is a retrospective report of 10 years of obstetrical cell salvage use in a single hospital. The authors...
REVIEW by:
J. H. Waters

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

Published: Jul 2019

Butler EK, Mills BM, Arbabi S, et al.

Association of blood component ratios with 24-hour mortality in injured children receiving massive transfusion.
Crit Care Med 2019;47:975-983.

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While the incidence of paediatric trauma requiring massive transfusion is lower than the incidence in adults,...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Jun 2019

O'Halloran CP, Andren KG, Mecklosky J, et al.

Mortality and factors associated with hemorrhage during pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2019; Jun 27 [Epub ahead of print].

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This retrospective cohort study identified factors associated with bleeding events during paediatric extracorporeal...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Jun 2019

Spahn DR, Schoenrath F, Spahn GH, et al.

Effect of ultra-short-term treatment of patients with iron deficiency or anaemia undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective randomised trial.
Lancet 2019;393:2201-2212.

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NATA REVIEW:
Preoperative anaemia detection and the timely management of deficiencies remain a serious challenge in many health...
REVIEW by:
B. Froessler

Published: Jun 2019

Keeler BD, Dickson EA, Simpson JA, et al.

The impact of pre-operative intravenous iron on quality of life after colorectal cancer surgery: outcomes from the intravenous iron in colorectal cancer-associated anaemia (IVICA) trial.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:714-725.

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In this follow-up of an open-label randomised controlled trial (designed to be pragmatic and applicable to current...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Jun 2019

Gani F, Cerullo M, Ejaz A, et al.

Implementation of a blood management program at a tertiary care hospital: effect on transfusion practices and clinical outcomes among patients undergoing surgery.
Ann Surg 2019;269:1073-1079.

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Patient blood management (PBM) programmes are recommended, notably to save blood products, but their impact on...
REVIEW by:
S. Lasocki

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

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