Blood substitutes: the future is now.
J Am Coll Surg 2003;196(1):1-17.
Increased rate of infection associated with transfusion of old blood after severe injury.
This is a very important topic. All logical aspects would seem to suggest that stored cellular blood components have an immune suppressive effect. However, it... Read More
Perioperative anemia: An independent risk factor for infection, mortality, and resource utilization in surgery.
Dunne JR, Malone D, Tracy JK, Gannon C, Napolitano LM
J Surg Res 2002;102(2):237-244.
Influence of storage on red blood cell rheological properties.
Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Morgan C, et al.
J Surg Res 2002;102(1):6-12.
Review by V. Kretschmer
Caring for the critically ill patient. High-dose antithrombin III in severe sepsis: a randomized controlled trial.
An excellent study about the use of AT III in septic patients. Carefully conducted study: the description in the method section is outstanding. It is... Read More