From the Literature

Published: Feb 2016

Stramer SL, Moritz ED, Foster GA, et al.

Hepatitis E virus: seroprevalence and frequency of viral RNA detection among US blood donors.
Transfusion 2016;56:481-488.

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NATA REVIEW:
The clinical significance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in blood transfusion is a matter of debate. Transfusion...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Feb 2016

Guinn NR, Guercio JR, Hopkins TJ, et al.

How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost?
Transfusion 2016;56:297-303.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors describe the development and implementation of a preoperative anaemia screening and treatment programme...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2016

Johnson DJ, Scott AV, Barodka VM, et al.

Morbidity and mortality after high-dose transfusion.
Anesthesiology 2016;124:387-395.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors address an interesting topic that has not been described earlier, and they had the opportunity to...
REVIEW by:
C. So-Osman

Published: Jan 2016

Majeed A, Goldhaber SZ, Kakkar A, et al.

Bleeding events with dabigatran or warfarin in patients with venous thromboembolism.
Thromb Haemost 2016;115:291-298.

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NATA REVIEW:
Since the approval of dabigatran for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment...
REVIEW by:
F. Bonhomme

Published: Jan 2016

Tinegate H, Pendry K, Murphy M, et al.

Where do all the red blood cells (RBCs) go? Results of a survey of RBC use in England and North Wales in 2014.
Transfusion 2016;56:139-145.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a survey reporting the utilization pattern for 75% of the RBC units delivered by the UK NHSBT to hospitals...
REVIEW by:
A. Norgaard

Published: Jan 2016

Qureshi SH, Rizvi SI, Patel NN, Murphy GJ

Meta-analysis of colloids versus crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients.
Br J Surg 2016;103:14-26.

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NATA REVIEW:
This new meta-analysis comparing colloids to crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients confirms...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Dec 2015

Siegal DM, Curnutte JT, Connolly SJ, et al.

Andexanet alfa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitor activity.
N Engl J Med 2015;373:2413-2424

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NATA REVIEW:
The direct factor Xa inhibitors apixaban and rivaroxaban are increasingly used for the prevention and the...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Dec 2015

Dhabangi A, Ainomugisha B, Cserti-Gazdewich C, et al.

Effect of transfusion of red blood cells with longer vs shorter storage duration on elevated blood lactate levels in children with severe anemia: the TOTAL randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2015;314:2514-2523.

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NATA REVIEW:
Over the past few years, the "age of blood" has been one of the hot topics discussed regularly during meetings...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Dec 2015

Ding YY, Kader B, Christiansen CL, Berlowitz DR

Hemoglobin level and hospital mortality among ICU patients with cardiac disease who received transfusions.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2015;66:2510-2518.

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an interesting investigation which serves to better inform healthcare providers in their clinical decision-making...
REVIEW by:
C. G. Koch

Published: Nov 2015

Refaai MA, Goldstein JN, Lee ML, Durn BL, Milling TJ, Jr., Sarode R

Increased risk of volume overload with plasma compared with four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for urgent vitamin K antagonist reversal.
Transfusion 2015;55:2722-2729.

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NATA REVIEW:
Immediate reversal of the anticoagulant effect of vitamin K antagonists can be achieved by administration of...
REVIEW by:
M. Levi

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