From the Literature

Published: Nov 2019

Bonnet A, Gilquin N, Steer N, et al.

The use of a thromboelastometry-based algorithm reduces the need for blood product transfusion during orthotopic liver transplantation: A randomised controlled study.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2019;36:825-833.

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NATA REVIEW:
Orthotopic liver transplants have come a long way over the past several decades. While we have solved a myriad...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Patel D, Yang YX, Trivedi C, et al.

Incidence, duration, and management of anemia: a nationwide comparison between IBD and non-IBD populations.
Inflamm Bowel Dis 2019; Sep 27 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is a large database report of the incidence and duration of anaemia in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Sep 2019

Maeda Y, Ogawa K, Morisaki N, Tachibana Y, Horikawa R, Sago H

Association between perinatal anemia and postpartum depression: A prospective cohort study of Japanese women.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019; Sep 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Is there a relationship between anaemia and depression in the postpartum period? Certainly perioperative anaemia...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Sep 2019

Nellis ME, Tucci M, Lacroix J, et al.

Bleeding Assessment Scale in Critically Ill Children (BASIC): physician-driven diagnostic criteria for bleeding severity.
Crit Care Med 2019; Sep 25 [Epub ahead of print].

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This is the first ever bleeding assessment scale developed for the evaluation of bleeding in critically ill children....
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Jackman RP, Utter GH, Lee TH, et al.

Lack of persistent microchimerism in contemporary transfused trauma patients.
Transfusion 2019; Sep 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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Jackman and colleagues evaluated transfusion-associated microchimerism (TA-MC) in a prospective cohort study...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Sep 2019

de Bruin S, Scheeren TWL, Bakker J, van Bruggen R, Vlaar APJ

Transfusion practice in the non-bleeding critically ill: an international online survey-the TRACE survey.
Crit Care 2019;23:309.

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NATA REVIEW:
In order to elucidate whether data from transfusion trials has impacted current intensive care transfusion management,...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Sep 2019

Roquet F, Neuschwander A, Hamada S, et al.

Association of early, high plasma-to-red blood cell transfusion ratio with mortality in adults with severe bleeding after trauma.
JAMA Netw Open 2019;2:e1912076.

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Roquet et al. report the results of a large retrospective trauma registry study on optimal FFP to RBC...
REVIEW by:
A. P. J. Vlaar

Published: Sep 2019

Callum JL, Yeh CH, Petrosoniak A, et al.

A regional massive hemorrhage protocol developed through a modified Delphi technique.
CMAJ Open 2019;7:E546-E561.

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The authors noted that large academic centres are very likely to have a massive haemorrhage protocol (MHP) but...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Downey LA, Andrews J, Hedlin H, et al.

Fibrinogen concentrate as an alternative to cryoprecipitate in a postcardiopulmonary transfusion algorithm in infants undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Anesth Analg 2019; Sep 3 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
This is an excellent multicentre prospective randomised trial evaluating the efficacy of fibrinogen concentrate...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

Published: Sep 2019

Padmanabhan H, Brookes MJ, Nevill AM, Luckraz H

Association between anemia and blood transfusion with long-term mortality following cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2019;108:687-692.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study by Padmanabhan et al. is a well-conducted retrospective analysis that confirms that anaemia...
REVIEW by:
C. von Heymann

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