From the Literature

Published: Mar 2001

Barsoum WK, Klika AK, Murray TG, Higuera C, Lee HH, Krebs VE

Prospective randomized evaluation of the need for blood transfusion during primary total hip arthroplasty with use of a bipolar sealer.
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011;93(6):513-518.

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NATA REVIEW:
This prospective randomized study tested the hemostatic efficacy of a bipolar sealer used during total hip...
REVIEW by:
E. Bisbe

Published: Mar 2001

Silverberg DS, Blum M, Agbaria Z, et al.

The effect of i.v. iron alone or in combination with low- dose erythropoietin in the rapid correction of anemia of chronic renal failure in the predialysis period.
Clin Nephrol 2001;55(3):212-219.

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This is a most valuable study concerning the use of rHuEPO and iron sucrose in predialysis...
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Published: Mar 2001

Nuzzo G, Giuliante F, Giovannini I, Vellone M, DeCosmo G, Capelli G

Liver resections with or without pedicle clamping.
Am J Surg 2001;181(3):238-246.

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The authors demonstrate in a well-thought-out study what we have all suspected based on trauma...
REVIEW by:
Richard K. Spence

Published: Jan 2001

Cheung ATW, Jahr JS, Driessen B, et al.

The effects of hemoglobin glutamer-200 (Bovine) on the microcirculation in a canine hypovolemia model: A noninvasive computer-assisted intravital microscopy study.
Anesth Analg 2001;93(4):832-838.

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The authors present a dog model of hemorrhage (similar to 40% blood loss) that will be useful...
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Van der Linden P.

Published: Nov 2000

Kessler CM

New products for managing inhibitors to coagulation factors: a focus on recombinant factor VIIa concentrate.
Curr Opin Hematol 2000;7(6):408-413.

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A very good review of inhibitors to coagulation factors, in congenital or acquired hemophilia,...
REVIEW by:
M. Aldouri

Published: Jan 1970

Lee EH, Chin JH, Choi DK, et al.

Postoperative hypoalbuminemia is associated with outcome in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2010; Nov 17 [Epub ahead of print].

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In a retrospective analysis of medical data using propensity score matching analysis, the authors investigated...
REVIEW by:
H. Gombotz

Published: Jan 1970

Sajdak S, Moszynski R, Opala T

Bleeding from endometrial and vaginal malignant tumors treated with activated recombinant factor VII.
Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 2002;23(4):325-326.

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This is a case report of two female patients with severe vaginal bleeding following previous...
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Published: Jan 1970

Hillyer CD, Josephson CD, Blajchman MA, Vostal JG, Epstein JS, Goodman JL

Bacterial contamination of blood components: risks, strategies, and regulation. Joint ASH and AABB Educational Session in Transfusion Medicine.
Hematology (Am Soc Hematol Educ Program) 2003:575-589.

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Very instructive article about reasons and prevention of bacterial contamination. The article is predominatly...
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Published: Jan 1970

Askari S, Nollet K, Debol SM, Brunstein CG, Eastlund T

Transfusion-related acute lung injury during plasma exchange: Suspecting the unsuspected.
J Clin Apheresis 2002;17(2):93-96.

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This article helps to focus attention on the risk of TRALI although it doesn't really describe...
REVIEW by:
Kretschmer V***; Contreras M***

Published: Jan 1970

Feusner J, Hastings C

Recombinant human erythropoietin in pediatric oncology: a review.
Med Pediatr Oncol 2002;39(4):463-468.

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NATA REVIEW:
Important to attempt review, but too much variability in studies to form meaningful conclusion. -...
REVIEW by:
Ford PA

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