From the Literature

Published: Dec 2019

Kaserer A, Rössler J, Braun J, et al.

Impact of a Patient Blood Management monitoring and feedback programme on allogeneic blood transfusions and related costs.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:1534-1541.

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NATA REVIEW:
While Patient Blood Management (PBM) is becoming a new standard worldwide with evidence-based and expert consensus...
REVIEW by:
S. M. Goobie

Published: Nov 2019

Bah A, Muhammad AK, Wegmuller R, et al.

Hepcidin-guided screen-and-treat interventions against iron-deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial in The Gambia.
Lancet Glob Health 2019;7:e1564-e1574.

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The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women should take supplements containing 30-60 mg...
REVIEW by:
M. Muñoz

Published: Nov 2019

CRASH-3 trial collaborators

Effects of tranexamic acid on death, disability, vascular occlusive events and other morbidities in patients with acute traumatic brain injury (CRASH-3): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.
Lancet 2019;394:1713-1723.

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Tranexamic acid administered within 3 hours of injury in patients with head trauma reduces death. I...
REVIEW by:
B. H. Hunt

Published: Nov 2019

Harenberg J, Beyer-Westendorf J, Crowther M, et al.

Accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test for the presence of direct oral factor Xa or thrombin inhibitors in urine – a multicenter trial.
Thromb Haemost 2019; Nov 8 [Epub ahead of print].

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Harenberg et al. have developped a rapid colorimetric point-of-care test using patient urine sample...
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Nov 2019

Ming Y, Liu J, Zhang F, et al.

Transfusion of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, or platelets is associated with mortality and infection after cardiac surgery in a dose-dependent manner.
Anesth Analg 2019; Nov 5 [Epub ahead of print].

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The authors sought to determine whether transfusion of platelets or fresh frozen plasma, in addition to RBCs,...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Nov 2019

Roubinian NH, Westlake M, St Lezin EM, et al.

Association of donor age, body mass index, hemoglobin, and smoking status with in-hospital mortality and length of stay among red blood cell-transfused recipients.
Transfusion 2019;59:3362-3370.

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The authors analysed data from a retrospective cohort of transfused patients from the Recipient Epidemiology...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

Published: Nov 2019

Raphael J, Mazer CD, Subramani S, et al.

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists clinical practice improvement advisory for management of perioperative bleeding and hemostasis in cardiac surgery patients.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019;33:2887-2899.

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Bleeding after cardiac surgery is a common and serious complication leading to transfusion of multiple blood...
REVIEW by:
J. M. Cholette

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

Published: Oct 2019

Roy A, Stanford S, Nunn S, et al.

Efficacy of fibrinogen concentrate in major abdominal surgery – a prospective, randomized, controlled study in cytoreductive surgery for pseudomyxoma peritonei.
J Thromb Haemost 2019; Oct 26 [Epub ahead of print].

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This European single-centre trial randomised patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal...
REVIEW by:
J. H. Levy

Published: Oct 2019

Rössler J, Schoenrath F, Seifert B, et al.

Iron deficiency is associated with higher mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective study.
Br J Anaesth 2019; Oct 23 [Epub ahead of print].

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This very interesting prospective study looked at four patient cohorts undergoing cardiac surgery: patients without...
REVIEW by:
E. Adams

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