Patient safety and blood transfusion: new solutions.
Dzik WH, Corwin H, Goodnough LT, et al.
Transfus Med Rev 2003;17(3):169-180.
Perflubron emulsion in prolonged hemorrhagic shock: influence on hepatocellular energy metabolism and oxygen-dependent gene expression.
Paxian M, Rensing H, Geckeis K, et al.
A mathematical model of cell salvage efficiency.
Waters JH, Lee JS, Karafa MT
Anesth Analg 2002;95(5):1312-1317.
Review by Hansen E
Recombinant human transgenic antithrombin in cardiac surgery: a dose-finding study.
Levy JH, Despotis GJ, Szlam F, Olson P, Meeker D, Weisinger A
Review by W. Dietrich
Platelet transfusions in children: results of a randomized, prospective, crossover trial of plasma removal and a prospective audit of WBC reduction.
Couban S, Carruthers J, Andreou P, et al.
Clinical significance of RBC alloantibodies and autoantibodies in sickle cell patients who received transfusions.
The study shows that transfusion of blood matched for Rh and Kell systems would reduce alloimmunization to 27% and reduce delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction, but... Read More
Are lactated Ringer’s solution and normal saline solution equal with regard to coagulation?
This study compares the perioperative effects of a saline crystalloid and a more balanced and buffered electrolyte crystalloid on clotting. The differences thought to be... Read More
A double-blind study to evaluate the safety of recombinant human hemoglobin in surgical patients during general anesthesia.
Hayes JK, Stanley TH, Lind GH, East K, Smith B, Kessler K
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2001;15(5):593-602.
Review by Ph. Van der Linden
Amplification of the DNA polymerase I gene of Treponema pallidum from whole blood of persons with syphilis.
Marfin AA, Liu H, Sutton MY, Steiner B, Pillay A, Markowitz LE
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2001;40(4):163-166.
Review by Kretschmer V.
The effects of hemoglobin glutamer-200 (Bovine) on the microcirculation in a canine hypovolemia model: A noninvasive computer-assisted intravital microscopy study.
Cheung ATW, Jahr JS, Driessen B, et al.
Anesth Analg 2001;93(4):832-838.
Review by Van der Linden P.
Prospective RBC phenotype matching in a stroke-prevention trial in sickle cell anemia: a multicenter transfusion trial.
Vichinsky EP, Luban NLC, Wright E, et al.
Review by V. Kretschmer.
High intensity focused ultrasound: A method of hemostasis.
This inovative work bears watching. Potential applications include minimally invasive, i.e., laparoscopic, approaches to control of traumatic liver injury. – R. K. Spence.