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A González-Pérez, J Z Al-Sibai, P Álvarez-Fernández, P Martínez-Camblor, M Argüello-Junquera, J M García-Gala, E Martínez-Revuelta, J Silva, C Morís, G M Albaiceta
BACKGROUND: The optimal blood management after cardiac surgery remains controversial. Moreover, blood transfusions may have an impact on long-term outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to characterize the impact of liberal red blood cell transfusions on Health-Related Quality of life (HRQoL) after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We studied a cohort of 205 consecutive patients after ICU discharge. Baseline characteristics and clinical data were recorded, and HRQoL was assessed using the EuroQoL-5D instrument, applied 6 months after ICU discharge...
March 12, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Michael A Mazzeffi, John M See, Brittney Williams, Justin Richards, Darin Zimmerman, Samuel Galvagno, Magali Fontaine, Kenichi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion can be life-saving; however, the risks of RBC transfusion have been increasingly recognized, and current guidelines recommend restrictive transfusion in most patients. We hypothesized that RBC transfusions are decreasing in surgical patients. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was performed from 2011 to 2015. Index cases in five surgical specialties were studied: neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, gynecologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and vascular surgery...
March 14, 2018: Transfusion
E García, M P Blanco, S Riaño, I González-Mendibil, T Carrascosa, M T Antolín
A description is presented on the management of a patient with an oesophageal neoplasm scheduled for oesophagectomy. Alloantibodies were detected during a blood components reservation procedure, which made it almost impossible to obtain compatible blood. Peri-operative anaemia management or "Patient Blood Management" should be routinely performed in all patients at transfusion risk. This strategy has been considered as one of the actions to bear in mind in fast-track surgery or enhanced recovery after surgery...
March 7, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Adina Kleinerüschkamp, Patrick Meybohm, Niels Straub, Kai Zacharowski, Suma Choorapoikayil
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) is a multidisciplinary concept focused on the management of anaemia, minimisation of iatrogenic blood loss and rational use of allogeneic blood products. The aims of this study were: (i) to analyse post-operative outcome in patients with liberal vs restrictive exposure to allogeneic blood products and (ii) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of PBM in patients undergoing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were performed to compare post-operative complications in predominantly non-transfused patients (restrictive transfusion group) and patients who received one to three units of red blood cells (liberal transfusion group)...
February 16, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
V M A Voorn, L van Bodegom-Vos, C So-Osman
Despite the increasing availability of evidence in transfusion medicine literature, this evidence does not automatically find its way into practice. This is also applicable to patient blood management (PBM). It may concern the lack of implementation of effective new techniques or treatments, or it may apply to the (over)use of techniques and treatments (e.g. inappropriate transfusions) that have proven to be of limited benefit for patients (low-value care) and could be abandoned (de-implementation). In PBM literature, the implementation of restrictive transfusion thresholds and the de-implementation of inappropriate transfusions are described...
March 6, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
Shaoyun Zhang, Qiang Huang, Bin Xu, Jun Ma, Guorui Cao, Fuxing Pei
Little has been published on blood management in total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA, respectively) patients focusing on both hematopoiesis and hemostasis. Our aim was to explore the effectiveness and safety of an optimized blood management program in THA and TKA patients in a large, single-center, retrospective study.We retrospectively reviewed consecutive primary unilateral THA and TKA patients' data at our institution through the National Health Database. They were divided into 3 groups according to an optimized blood management program: group A-combined use of intravenous and topical tranexamic acid (TXA); group B-use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) and iron supplements in addition to treatments in group A; group C-use of additional multiple boluses of TXA in addition to treatments in group B...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Madeline Lemke, Alyson Mahar, Paul J Karanicolas, Natalie G Coburn, Calvin H L Law, Julie Hallet
BACKGROUND: Risk of red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) in partial hepatectomy is 17-27%; strategies to reduce transfusions can be targeted in patients at increased risk. A Three Point Transfusion Risk Score (TRS) was previously developed to predict patients' risk of transfusion during and following hepatectomy. Here, it was subject to external validation using the ACS-NSQIP database. METHODS: TRIPOD guidelines were followed. A validation cohort was created with the ACS-NSQIP dataset...
February 16, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
V Bullmann, M Granitzka
BACKGROUND: Blood management in reconstructive spine surgery is a challenge and must be managed interdisciplinarily. An experienced team of anesthesiologists and spine surgeons needs to work closely together. THERAPY: After optimal preoperative preparation, the patient is given an initial dose of 1000 mg tranexamic acid. The most adequate medium blood pressure is about 80 mm Hg during surgery. The surgeon must watch for subperiosteal preparation and subtle stypsis...
February 12, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Philip E Greilich, Mary Eleanor Phelps, William Daniel
Diffusing innovation and best practices in healthcare are among the most challenging aspects of advancing patient safety and quality improvement. Recommendations from the Baldrige Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and The Joint Commission provide guidance on the principles for successful diffusion. Perioperative leaders are encouraged to applying these principles to high priority areas such as handovers, enhanced recovery and patient blood management. Completing a successful pilot project can be exciting, however, effective diffusion is essential to achieving meaningful and lasting impact on the service line and health system...
March 2018: Anesthesiology Clinics
Qiang Lu, Hao Peng, Guan-Jin Zhou, Dong Yin
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) often causes a significant amount of blood loss with an accompanying decline in hemoglobin and may increase the frequency of allogeneic blood transfusion rates. Unfortunately, allogeneic blood transfusions have associated risks including postoperative confusion, infection, cardiac arrhythmia, fluid overload, increased length of hospital stay, and increased mortality. Other than reducing the need for blood transfusions, reducing perioperative blood loss in TKA may also minimize intra-articular hemorrhage, limb swelling, and postoperative pain, and increase the range of motion during the early postoperative period...
February 9, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
Bernd Froessler, Peter Palm, Ingo Weber, Nicolette A Hodyl, Rajvinder Singh, Elizabeth M Murphy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Annals of Surgery
Annamaria Agnes, Maria Carmen Lirosi, Simona Panunzi, Pietro Santocchi, Roberto Persiani, Domenico D'Ugo
The impact of allogeneic perioperative blood transfusions (APTs) on the prognosis of gastric cancer patients undergoing curative-intent gastrectomy is still a highly debated topic. Two meta-analyses were published in 2015, and new studies report conflicting results. A literature review was conducted using PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, updated to March 1, 2016. Thirty-eight non-randomized studies reporting data on overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), disease-specific survival (DSS) and postoperative complications (PCs) were included...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
A Pajares, L Larrea, I Zarragoikoetexea, A Tur, R Vicente, P Argente
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of implementing a blood-saving programme in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with an analysis of the transfusion rate and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-centre, observational, retrospective, comparative study which included 604 consecutive patients older than 15 years old undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Two groups of patients were created according to whether or not they were included in a blood-saving protocol, and analysed between December 2012 and July 2013 (293 patients, prep group) and April 2015 to May 2016 (311 patients, posp group)...
January 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
J Waskowski, J C Schefold, F Stueber
BACKGROUND: Minimising perioperative bleeding is a key goal of "patient blood management" programs. One component of respective strategies includes preventive inhibition of fibrinolysis using protease inhibitors, such as tranexamic acid (TXA). TXA inhibits plasminogen activation and plasmin-induced fibrin degradation. OBJECTIVES: The present article provides an overview of the existing literature and TXA applications in the prophylaxis of perioperative bleeding...
January 24, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Jaydev B Mistry, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Qais Naziri, Robert Pivec, Roby Abraham, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic transfusions are commonly used for substantial blood loss in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but have been associated with adverse effects and increased costs. The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of (1) trends of allogeneic blood transfusion; (2) risk factors and adverse events; and (3) discharge disposition, length-of-stay (LOS), and cost/charge analysis for primary TKA patients who received an allogeneic blood transfusion from 2009-2013...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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
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
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
Achal Dhir, Deepak K Tempe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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...
April 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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