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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071337/evaluation-of-military-use-of-tranexamic-acid-and-associated-thromboembolic-events
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Luke R Johnston, Carlos J Rodriguez, Eric A Elster, Matthew J Bradley
Importance: Since publication of the CRASH-2 and MATTERs studies, the US military has included tranexamic acid (TXA) in clinical practice guidelines. While TXA was shown to decrease mortality in trauma patients requiring massive transfusion, improper administration and increased risk of venous thromboembolism remain a concern. Objective: To determine the appropriateness of TXA administration by US military medical personnel based on current Joint Trauma System clinical practice guidelines and to determine if TXA administration is associated with venous thromboembolism...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953556/uncontrolled-bleeding-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#2
Alain D'Hondt, Lionel Haentjens, Nicolas Brassart, Frédéric Flamme, Jean-Charles Preiser
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a frequent emergency situation, whose incidence will likely rise as a result of the increasing use of direct anticoagulants and of the medical progresses resulting in longer life expectancy with underlying comorbidities. Updated guidelines and improvements in the diagnostic and therapeutic tools are now available and will likely improve the management of massive gastrointestinal bleeding in the near future. RECENT FINDINGS: The assessment of severity has been improved by validated scores useable upon admission...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930952/military-use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-combat-trauma-does-it-matter
#3
Jeffrey T Howard, Zsolt T Stockinger, Andrew P Cap, Jeffrey A Bailey, Kirby R Gross
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been previously reported to have a mortality benefit in civilian and combat-related trauma, and was thus added to the Joint Theater Trauma System Damage Control Resuscitation Clinical Practice Guideline. As part of ongoing system-wide performance improvement, the use of TXA has been closely monitored. The goal was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TXA use in military casualties and provide additional guidance for continued use. METHODS: A total of 3,773 casualties were included in this retrospective, observational study of data gathered from a trauma registry...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857793/initiation-and-termination-of-massive-transfusion-protocols-current-strategies-and-future-prospects
#4
John C Foster, Joshua W Sappenfield, Robert S Smith, Sean P Kiley
The advent of massive transfusion protocols (MTP) has had a significant positive impact on hemorrhaging trauma patient morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, societal MTP guidelines and individual MTPs at academic institutions continue to circulate opposing recommendations on topics critical to MTPs. This narrative review discusses up-to-date information on 2 such topics, the initiation and termination of an MTP. The discussion for each begins with a review of the recommendations and supporting literature presented by MTP guidelines from 3 prominent societies, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the task force for Advanced Bleeding Care in Trauma...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767599/investigation-of-the-status-quo-of-massive-blood-transfusion-in-china-and-a-synopsis-of-the-proposed-guidelines-for-massive-blood-transfusion
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jiang-Cun Yang, Qiu-Shi Wang, Qian-Li Dang, Yang Sun, Cui-Xiang Xu, Zhan-Kui Jin, Ting Ma, Jing Liu
The aim of this study was to provide an overview of massive transfusion in Chinese hospitals, identify the important indications for massive transfusion and corrective therapies based on clinical evidence and supporting experimental studies, and propose guidelines for the management of massive transfusion. This multiregion, multicenter retrospective study involved a Massive Blood Transfusion Coordination Group composed of 50 clinical experts specializing in blood transfusion, cardiac surgery, anesthesiology, obstetrics, general surgery, and medical statistics from 20 tertiary general hospitals across 5 regions in China...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629440/incidence-management-and-outcome-of-women-requiring-massive-transfusion-after-childbirth-in-the-netherlands-secondary-analysis-of-a-nationwide-cohort-study-between-2004-and-2006
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Paul I Ramler, Thomas van den Akker, Dacia D C A Henriquez, Joost J Zwart, Jos van Roosmalen
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage remains the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Few population-based studies have examined the epidemiology of massive transfusion for postpartum hemorrhage. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, management, and outcomes of women with postpartum hemorrhage who required massive transfusion in the Netherlands between 2004 and 2006. METHODS: Data for all women from a gestational age of 20 weeks onwards who had postpartum hemorrhage requiring eight or more red blood cell concentrates were obtained from a nationwide population-based cohort study including all 98 hospitals with a maternity unit in the Netherlands...
June 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598905/military-use-of-txa-in-combat-trauma-does-it-matter
#7
Jeffrey T Howard, Zsolt T Stockinger, Andrew P Cap, Jeffrey A Bailey, Kirby R Gross
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been previously reported to have a mortality benefit in civilian and combat-related trauma, and was thus added to the Joint Theater Trauma System Damage Control Resuscitation Clinical Practice Guideline. As part of ongoing system-wide performance improvement, the use of TXA has been closely monitored. The goal was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TXA use in military casualties and provide additional guidance for continued use. METHODS: A total of 3,773 casualties were included in this retrospective, observational study of data gathered from a trauma registry...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486321/evaluation-tool-for-assessing-a-newly-implemented-massive-transfusion-protocol
#8
Shannon Broxton, Regina Medeiros, Autumn Schumacher
Exsanguination requires massive blood product replacement and termination of the bleeding source to prevent hemorrhagic shock and death. Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) are algorithms that allow the health care team to quickly stabilize the bleeding patient and guide blood product administration. However, no national MTP guidelines or a standardized evaluation tool exist for collecting and reporting MTP-related data. The purpose of this article is to describe an original MTP evaluation tool, how it was used, barriers encountered, and a framework for reporting the MTP evaluation data...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432428/tranexamic-acid-for-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-bleeding-and-hyperfibrinolysis
#9
Ingrid Pabinger, Dietmar Fries, Herbert Schöchl, Werner Streif, Wolfgang Toller
Uncontrolled massive bleeding with subsequent derangement of the coagulation system is a major challenge in the management of both surgical and seriously injured patients. Under physiological conditions activators and inhibitors of coagulation regulate the sensitive balance between clot formation and fibrinolysis. In some cases, excessive and diffuse bleeding is caused by systemic activation of fibrinolysis, i. e. hyperfibrinolysis (HF). Uncontrolled HF is associated with a high mortality. Polytrauma patients and those undergoing surgical procedures involving organs rich in plasminogen proactivators (e...
May 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383471/clinical-practice-guideline-adherence-during-operation-inherent-resolve
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Timothy P Plackett, Darren C Cherry, Gerald Delk, Steven Satterly, Jared Theler, Derek McVay, Jacqueline Moore, Stacy A Shackelford
BACKGROUND: The Joint Trauma System (JTS) clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) contributed to the decrease in battlefield mortality over the past 15 years. However, it is unknown to what degree the guidelines are being followed in current military operations. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients treated at three separate US Army Role II facilities during the first 10 months of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq. Charts were reviewed for patient demographics, clinical care, and outcomes...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225743/damage-control-resuscitation-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-hemorrhage-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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Jeremy W Cannon, Mansoor A Khan, Ali S Raja, Mitchell J Cohen, John J Como, Bryan A Cotton, Joseph J Dubose, Erin E Fox, Kenji Inaba, Carlos J Rodriguez, John B Holcomb, Juan C Duchesne
BACKGROUND: The resuscitation of severely injured bleeding patients has evolved into a multi-modal strategy termed damage control resuscitation (DCR). This guideline evaluates several aspects of DCR including the role of massive transfusion (MT) protocols, the optimal target ratio of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to red blood cells (RBC) during DCR, and the role of recombinant activated factor VII (rVIIa) and tranexamic acid (TXA). METHODS: Using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology, a subcommittee of the Practice Management Guidelines (PMG) Section of EAST conducted a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110840/use-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-from-the-2012-french-guidelines-to-recent-advances
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REVIEW
Samy Figueiredo, Dan Benhamou
Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is widely used by anesthetists and/or intensivists managing bleeding patients. In this context, two clinical situations with different benefit/risk ratio for FFP transfusion should be distinguished: moderate or controlled hemorrhage on one side, and massive hemorrhage on the other. In the former situation, administration of FFP is most often ineffective, associated with potential side effects (pulmonary complications, product shortage) and should therefore be restricted. In case of massive hemorrhage, transfusion of FFP, red blood cells and platelets using a ratio close to 1:1:1 is recommended based on a large number of studies...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077534/reduced-mortality-by-meeting-guideline-criteria-before-using-recombinant-activated-factor-vii-in-severe-trauma-patients-with-massive-bleeding
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J-F Payen, M Berthet, C Genty, P Declety, D Garrigue-Huet, N Morel, P Bouzat, B Riou, J-L Bosson
BACKGROUND: Management of trauma patients with severe bleeding has led to criteria before considering use of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), including haemoglobin >8 g dl(-1), serum fibrinogen ≥1.0 g l(-1), platelets >50,000 x 10(9) l(-1), arterial pH ≥ 7.20, and body temperature ≥34 °C. We hypothesized that meeting these criteria is associated with improved outcomes. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study of 26 French trauma centres, subjects were included if they received rFVIIa for persistent massive bleeding despite appropriate care after severe blunt and/or penetrating trauma...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808036/national-variation-in-transfusion-strategies-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Kristin J Steinthorsdottir, Peter Svenningsen, Rasmus Fabricius, Jens Hillingsøe, Lars Bo Svendsen, Martin Sillesen
INTRODUCTION: An optimal transfusion strategy for patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) has yet to be established. The national guidelines contain recommendations for patients with life-threating bleeding in general, but no specific recommendations for patients with UGIB. We hypothesised that there are variations in transfusion strategies for patients with UGIB across the Danish regions. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, register-based, analysis on transfusions given to all patients with non-variceal UGIB in Denmark in 2011-2013...
November 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753568/compatibility-of-hydroxyethyl-starch-and-tranexamic-acid-for-battlefield-co-administration
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Nicholas M Studer, Ahmad H Yassin, Donald E Keen
INTRODUCTION: The current Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guidelines recommend tranexamic acid (TXA) administration for casualties in whom massive blood transfusion is anticipated. However, despite Hextend being the recommended resuscitation fluid, the guidelines recommend against using TXA with Hextend. This appears to be due to a concern about pharmaceutical compatibility, despite the absence of a direct study of compatibility in the literature. METHODS: Two solutions of Hextend and TXA were examined for compatibility...
October 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749352/massive-transfusion-protocols-a-survey-of-academic-medical-centers-in-the-united-states
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Angela B Treml, Jed B Gorlin, Richard P Dutton, Barbara M Scavone
BACKGROUND: Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) have been adopted in many hospitals, and they may improve outcomes, as well as decrease the number of blood products transfused. However, there are no specific guidelines regarding the number and types of products that should be included in these protocols. MTPs may vary from hospital to hospital. METHODS: A short, web-based survey was sent to blood bank medical directors at academic institutions to learn details about MTPs...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716381/improving-outcomes-for-hospital-patients-with-critical-bleeding-requiring-massive-transfusion-the-australian-and-new-zealand-massive-transfusion-registry-study-methodology
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J C Oldroyd, K M Venardos, N J Aoki, A J Zatta, Z K McQuilten, L E Phillips, N Andrianopoulos, D J Cooper, P A Cameron, J P Isbister, E M Wood
BACKGROUND: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Massive Transfusion (MT) Registry (MTR) has been established to improve the quality of care of patients with critical bleeding (CB) requiring MT (≥ 5 units red blood cells (RBC) over 4 h). The MTR is providing data to: (1) improve the evidence base for transfusion practice by systematically collecting data on transfusion practice and clinical outcomes; (2) monitor variations in practice and provide an opportunity for benchmarking, and feedback on practice/blood product use; (3) inform blood supply planning, inventory management and development of future clinical trials; and (4) measure and enhance translation of evidence into policy and patient blood management guidelines...
October 6, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716278/a-systematic-review-on-the-rotational-thrombelastometry-rotem%C3%A2-values-for-the-diagnosis-of-coagulopathy-prediction-and-guidance-of-blood-transfusion-and-prediction-of-mortality-in-trauma-patients
#19
REVIEW
Precilla V Veigas, Jeannie Callum, Sandro Rizoli, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Luis Teodoro da Luz
INTRODUCTION: Viscoelastic assays have been promoted as an improvement over traditional coagulation tests in the management of trauma patients. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) has been used to diagnose coagulopathy and guide hemostatic therapy in trauma. This systematic review of clinical studies in trauma investigates the ROTEM® parameters thresholds used for the diagnosing coagulopathy, predicting and guiding transfusion and predicting mortality. METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases...
October 3, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661423/infection-after-orthopaedic-trauma-prevention-and-treatment
#20
Heather C Yun, Clinton K Murray, Kenneth J Nelson, Michael J Bosse
Trauma to the extremities is disproportionately represented in casualties of recent conflicts, accounting for >50% of injuries sustained during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Infectious complications have been reported in >25% of those evacuated for trauma, and 50% of such patients were treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Osteomyelitis has been reported in 9% (14% of intensive care unit patients), and deep-wound infection in 27% of type III open-tibia fractures. Infections complicating extremity trauma are frequently caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria and have been demonstrated to lead to failure of limb salvage, unplanned operative take-backs, late amputations, and decreased likelihood of returning to duty...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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