From the Literature

Published: Apr 2018

Roubinian NH, Hendrickson JE, Triulzi DJ, et al.

Contemporary risk factors and outcomes of transfusion-associated circulatory overload.
Crit Care Med 2018;46:577-585.

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NATA REVIEW:
Recently, a joint working group of members of the International Haemovigilance Network, the International Society...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

Published: Mar 2018

Hassan K, Bayer N, Schlingloff F, et al.

Bleeding complications after use of novel oral anticoagulants in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2018;105:702-708.

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The authors evaluated 81 patients treated with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) who underwent...
REVIEW by:
J. H. Levy

Published: Jan 2018

Gayet-Ageron A, Prieto-Merino D, Ker K, Shakur H, Ageron FX, Roberts I

Effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytics in acute severe haemorrhage: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from 40,138 bleeding patients.
Lancet 2018;391:125-132.

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Antifibrinolytic treatment has been shown to be effective in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

Published: Nov 2017

Mazer CD, Whitlock RP, Fergusson DA, et al.

Restrictive or liberal red-cell transfusion for cardiac surgery.
N Engl J Med 2017;377:2133-2144.

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The comparison between liberal and restrictive transfusion strategies has been the topic of intense debate. To...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Nov 2017

Di Angelantonio E, Thompson SG, Kaptoge S, et al.

Efficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation (INTERVAL): a randomised trial of 45 000 donors.
Lancet 2017;390:2360-2371.

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A sufficient blood supply enables life-saving transfusions for many clinical situations, mostly in trauma and...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Oct 2017

Andrews B, Semler MW, Muchemwa L, et al.

Effect of an early resuscitation protocol on in-hospital mortality among adults with sepsis and hypotension: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2017;318:1233-1240.

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This single-centre, randomised, controlled, non-blinded study evaluated the potential beneficial effect of an...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2017

Leal-Noval SR, Arellano-Orden V, Muñoz-Gómez M, et al.

Red blood cell transfusion guided by near infrared spectroscopy in neurocritically ill patients with moderate or severe anemia: a randomized, controlled trial.
J Neurotrauma 2017;34:2553-2559.

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Advances in the development and validation of physiological, accessible, practical and reliable markers to guide...
REVIEW by:
J. A. García-Erce

Published: Jun 2017

Leahy MF, Hofmann A, Towler S, et al.

Improved outcomes and reduced costs associated with a health-system-wide patient blood management program: a retrospective observational study in four major adult tertiary-care hospitals.
Transfusion 2017;57:1347-1358.

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"Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are the de facto standard for answering clinical questions, delivering the...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Jun 2017

Mesar T, Larentzakis A, Dzik W, Chang Y, Velmahos G, Yeh DD

Association between ratio of fresh frozen plasma to red blood cells during massive transfusion and survival among patients without traumatic injury.
JAMA Surg 2017;152:574-580.

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NATA REVIEW:
Following reports from US military and civilian trauma centres, the practice of transfusing massively bleeding...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: May 2017

Bergamin FS, Almeida JP, Landoni G, et al.

Liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategy in critically ill oncologic patients: the Transfusion Requirements in Critically Ill Oncologic Patients randomized controlled trial.
Crit Care Med 2017;45:766-773.

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Liberal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in critically ill oncology patients – Is liberal better in this population...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

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