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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350594/determinants-of-perioperative-transfusion-risk-in-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Sandesh S Rao, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Khaled M Kebaish
OBJECTIVE To determine predictors of perioperative allogeneic packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion requirement (total units transfused) in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD). METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed records of patients aged 18 years or older who underwent surgical correction of ASD that involved 4 or more spinal levels by the same spine surgeon between 2010 and 2016. Data regarding patient characteristics, comorbidities, surgical factors, and perioperative transfusions (up to 10 days after surgery) were analyzed using a linear regression model...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335019/patient-blood-management-programs-how-to-spread-the-word
#2
Shoshana Revel-Vilk, Mira Naamad
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions save lives and improve health; however, unnecessary transfusion practice exposes patients to immediate and long-term negative consequences. Indirect consequences of unnecessary transfusions are the reduced availability of RBC units for patients who are in need. Accumulating evidence shows that restricting RBC transfusions improves outcomes and current guidelines suggest limiting RBC transfusion to the minimum number of units required to relieve symptoms of anemia or to return the patient to a safe hemoglobin range (7-8 g/dl in stable, non-cardiac inpatients)...
January 15, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322515/current-practices-in-perioperative-blood-management-for-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-a-survey-of-surgeons-and-anesthesiologists
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Sean Bennett, Abdul Ayoub, Alexandre Tran, Shane English, Alan Tinmouth, Daniel I McIsaac, Dean Fergusson, Guillaume Martel
BACKGROUND: Development of intraoperative techniques and blood management strategies in liver resection, and the multidisciplinary nature of perioperative transfusion decision making, creates an opportunity for practice variation. The aim of this study was to describe the current practices in perioperative blood management and explore differences between surgeons and anesthesiologists. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A Web-based survey was developed, piloted, and circulated to Canadian liver surgeons and anesthesiologists...
January 10, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307702/anemia-and-patient-blood-management-in-cardiac-surgery-literature-review-and-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Achal Dhir, Deepak K Tempe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303906/the-efficacy-of-pre-operative-preparation-with-intravenous-iron-and-or-erythropoietin-in-anaemic-patients-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery-an-observational-study
#5
Martina Heschl, Hans Gombotz, Bettina Haslinger-Eisterer, Axel Hofmann, Nikolaus Böhler, Jens Meier
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative anaemia and transfusion are common among patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery. Application of 'patient blood management' might be the most effective way to reduce both anaemia and transfusion. Pre-operative administration of iron and/or erythropoietin (EPO) is one of the cornerstones of the first pillar of patient blood management, but in a daily clinical setting, efficacy and long-term safety of this measure have not been analysed thoroughly to date...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300713/the-important-role-for-intravenous-iron-in-perioperative-patient-blood-management-in-major-abdominal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Bernd Froessler, Peter Palm, Ingo Weber, Nicolette A Hodyl, Rajvinder Singh, Elizabeth M Murphy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297368/the-bloody-mess-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion
#7
REVIEW
Susilo Chandra, Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Martin Westphal
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion might be life-saving in settings with acute blood loss, especially uncontrolled haemorrhagic shock. However, there appears to be a catch-22 situation reflected by the facts that preoperative anaemia represents an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality, and that RBC transfusion might also contribute to adverse clinical outcomes. This dilemma is further complicated by the difficulty to define the "best" transfusion trigger and strategy. Since one size does obviously not fit all, a personalised approach is merited...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279179/-blood-management-in-geriatric-hospitalized-population
#8
T Meunier, A François, J Poisson, M Gisselbrecht, J B Arlet, L Ducot, H Lahjibi-Paulet, J Le Guen, E Mercadier, J Pouchot, O Saint Jean
INTRODUCTION: In France, nearly 50% of patients transfused in packed red blood cells are 75 or older. The benefit of restrictive transfusion policies is no longer to be demonstrated, but the practices are still far from it. The objective of our study was to show the impact of a decision support tool on transfusion practices, specifically in a hospitalized elderly population. METHOD: A clinical decision support, validated in the improvement of practices, was created, based on the latest transfusion recommendations of 2014...
December 23, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275965/restrictive-versus-liberal-transfusion-strategies-in-perioperative-blood-management-an-evidence-based-analysis
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REVIEW
Archer Kilbourne Martin, J Ross Renew, Harish Ramakrishna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261547/intravenous-iron-for-treatment-of-anemia-in-the-3-perisurgical-phases-a-review-and-analysis-of-the-current-literature
#10
Frank Peters, Ines Ellermann, Andrea U Steinbicker
Anemia is a common comorbidity throughout the entire hospital stay. Treatment options include intravenous (IV) iron, oral iron, erythropoietin, and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. IV iron has gained in popularity with the implementation of patient blood management programs. A variety of studies have been performed to investigate the use of IV iron in preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative settings. An objective review on these studies has yet to be performed. The current narrative review provides an overview of trials investigating IV iron use in the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative settings...
December 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243334/effects-of-a-targeted-blood-management-programme-on-allogeneic-blood-transfusion-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
#11
M D Stoneham, S Von Kier, L Harvey, M Murphy
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of a dedicated cell salvage practitioner team on blood loss and allogeneic transfusion in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. BACKGROUND: Cell salvage reduces allogeneic transfusion in AAA surgery, but is commonly performed by the anaesthetic nurse. At our hospital, a dedicated patient blood management practitioner is present for all elective open AAA repairs. METHODS/MATERIALS: Data were collected on 171 AAA patients operated on at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford over a 3-year period, looking at the Patient Blood Management processes, including: blood loss, cell salvage, near-patient testing (thrombelastography) and transfusion rates of allogeneic blood products...
December 15, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240913/the-2017-eacts-guidelines-on-perioperative-medication-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-and-patient-blood-management
#12
Miguel Sousa-Uva, Milan Milojevic, Stuart J Head, Anders Jeppsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229295/the-role-of-the-internist-in-the-patient-blood-management-program
#13
Carlos Jericó Alba, José Antonio García Erce
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228989/physicians-lack-of-knowledge-a-possible-reason-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-overuse
#14
Roni Rahav Koren, Celia Suriu, Orly Yakir, Luiza Akria, Masad Barhoum, Andrei Braester
BACKGROUND: A significant percentage of red blood cell transfusions are inappropriately overused. This study investigated physicians from the western Galilee in terms of their knowledge of transfusion medicine as a potential reason for red blood cell overuse, and assessed the influence of personal background characteristics on their knowledge. METHODS: Data were collected via anonymous questionnaires. The questionnaires included a personal background section and a professional section...
December 12, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223684/thromboelastometry-as-guidance-for-blood-management-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#15
C Sarrais Polo, A Alonso Morenza, J Rey Picazo, L Álvarez Mercadal, R Beltrao Sial, C Aguilar Lloret
OBJECTIVE: Thromboelastometry is a viscoelastometric method for haemostasis testing in a whole blood sample. The aim of this study was to assess the results of using thromboelastometry as guidance for blood management in cardiac surgery, postoperative adverse events and ICU stay. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Analytical and comparative non-randomised quasi-experimental prospective study with a retrospective control group. The inclusion criteria for the 80 patients were: patients undergoing cardiac surgery who had had prior cardiac surgery, endocarditis surgery or aortic arch surgery...
December 6, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214459/the-role-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-system-on-blood-management-in-major-orthopedic-surgeries-a-cost-benefit-analysis
#16
Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Erdem Edipoğlu, Halil Nadir Öneş, Cemal Kural, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency and cost of cell salvage systems with allogeneic blood transfusions in patients who had major elective orthopedic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive 108 patients who had intraoperative cell saver (CS) performed routinely constitute the study group. In control group, consecutive 112 patients who were operated without intraoperative CS were investigated. Hemoglobin (Hb) level less than 8 mg/dL was regarded as the absolute transfusion indication...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212443/the-current-incidence-prevalence-and-residual-risk-of-hepatitis-b-viral-infections-among-voluntary-blood-donors-in-china
#17
Ling Li, Tingting Han, Liang Zang, Libin Niu, Weifang Cheng, Hongkeng Lin, Ka Yi Li, Ruan Cao, Binghai Zhao, Yuqiang Liu, Guojin Ou, Xiao Liu, Yingjie Qi, Yanhua Li, Zhong Liu
BACKGROUND: There are few data available on the prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of transfusion-transmitted HBV (TT-HBV) infections among Chinese blood donors. This study investigated the demographic characteristics of blood donors, as well as the prevalence, incidence, and residual risk (RR) of TT-HBV infections in six large blood centers in different regions of China. METHODS: The demographic characteristics and HBV screening test results of blood donors from six blood centers in different regions in China were collected and analyzed...
December 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209789/-novel-aspects-of-the-guidelines-for-hemotherapy-2017-implications-for-anesthesiology
#18
REVIEW
I Pekrul, G Wittmann, P Möhnle
Based on the German Transfusion Law, the periodically updated guidelines "Richtlinien zur Gewinnung von Blut und Blutbestandteilen und zur Anwendung von Blutprodukten" ("Hämotherapierichtlinien") are intended to provide the current knowledge and state of the art of blood transfusion practice in Germany. The novel update 2017 contains relevant changes for blood donation, especially the extension of the exclusion period of persons at risk for sexually transmitted HBV, HCV and HIV diseases to 12 months. Moreover, the guidelines provide several changes relevant to blood transfusion practice in anesthesiology, such as: all autologous hemotherapy procedures including normovolemic hemodilution, cell saver, and autologous blood donation and transfusion require formal registration at the regulatory authority...
December 5, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207797/audit-of-organic-acidurias-from-a-single-centre-clinical-and-metabolic-profile-at-presentation-with-long-term-outcome
#19
Seema Pavaman Sindgikar, Krithika Damodar Shenoy, Nutan Kamath, Rathika Shenoy
Introduction: Organic Acidurias (OA) accounts between 10% and 40% of confirmed Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) in India. With prompt recognition and management, better survival but adverse neurodevelopmental outcome is reported. Aim: To study the clinical and metabolic presentation, management with immediate and long term outcome of symptomatic children with confirmed OA. Materials and Methods: Hospital based study of symptomatic children diagnosed to have OA between 2003 and 2009 and the survivors followed up over next five years...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194062/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-for-obstetric-hemorrhage
#20
Grace Lim, Vladyslav Melnyk, Francesca L Facco, Jonathan H Waters, Kenneth J Smith
BACKGROUND: Cost-effectiveness analyses on cell salvage for cesarean delivery to inform national and societal guidelines on obstetric blood management are lacking. This study examined the cost-effectiveness of cell salvage strategies in obstetric hemorrhage from a societal perspective. METHODS: Markov decision analysis modeling compared the cost-effectiveness of three strategies: use of cell salvage for every cesarean delivery, cell salvage use for high-risk cases, and no cell salvage...
December 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
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