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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917465/warm-reactive-immunoglobulin-g-autoantibodies-and-laboratory-testing-best-practices-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-current-practice
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Alyssa Ziman, Claudia Cohn, Patricia M Carey, Nancy M Dunbar, Mark K Fung, Andreas Greinacher, Simon Stanworth, Nancy M Heddle, Meghan Delaney
BACKGROUND: Warm-reactive autoantibodies (WAAs) are the most common cause of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and can also be present without clinically significant hemolysis. WAAs complicate immunohematological testing, yet there is no commonly accepted approach to laboratory evaluation and red blood cell (RBC) selection. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We searched PubMed/Cochrane Central for articles that described testing methodology and blood selection for patients with WAAs...
December 4, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914590/need-for-multidisciplinary-massive-transfusion-protocol-for-non-trauma-patient
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M Quintana-Díaz, J A García Erce
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908184/irradiation-with-x-rays-of-the-energy-18-mv-induces-radioactivity-in-transfusion-blood-proposal-of-a-safe-method-using-6-mv
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Katharina Frentzel, Harun Badakhshi
PURPOSE: To prevent a fatal transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, it is recommended to irradiate transfusion blood and blood components with ionizing radiation. Using x-rays from a linear accelerator of the radiotherapy department is an accepted alternative to gamma irradiation devices of the blood bank and to the orthovoltage units that are replacing the gamma irradiators today. However, the use of high energy x-rays may carry a potential risk of induced radioactivity. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of two different energy levels, 6 and 18 MV, which are executed in routine clinical settings...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903009/temperature-controlled-continuous-cold-flow-device-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
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Alberto Ruffilli, Francesco Castagnini, Francesco Traina, Isabella Corneti, Domenico Fenga, Sandro Giannini, Cesare Faldini
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a widely accepted and successful procedure for end-stage arthritis. Nevertheless, fast-track may be compromised by many factors, such as pain, edema, and blood loss. Cryotherapy has been advocated as a safe and effective strategy to improve the postoperative results, acting on pain, edema, and blood loss. This study is a prospective randomized controlled study, involving 50 patients after primary TKA. A power analysis was performed preoperatively. Twenty-four patients were addressed to a postoperative treatment with a continuous cold flow device (Hilotherm, Hilotherm GmbH, Germany)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900630/current-delivery-of-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-with-cytoreductive-surgery-cs-hipec-and-perioperative-practices-an-international-survey-of-high-volume-surgeons
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Allison H Maciver, Eisar Al-Sukhni, Jesus Esquivel, Joseph J Skitzki, John M Kane, Valerie A Francescutti
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CS/HIPEC) is performed for selected indications at a limited number of specialized centers worldwide. Currently there is no standardized approach to the perioperative care process. We sought to capture current practices in the perioperative management of patients who undergo CS/HIPEC at high-volume centers. METHODS: Surgeon members of the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies working at high-volume CS/HIPEC centers (>10 cases/year) were invited to complete an online survey...
November 29, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894500/prediction-of-massive-transfusion-in-trauma
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Paul M Cantle, Bryan A Cotton
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in trauma. Damage control resuscitation relies on permissive hypotension, minimizing crystalloid use, and early implementation of massive transfusion protocols with established blood component ratios. These protocols improve the survival of the severely injured patient. Trauma physicians must quickly and accurately predict when a massive transfusion protocol should be activated. Several validated transfusion scores have been developed for this purpose. Many of these scores are useful for resuscitation research...
January 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894494/optimal-fluid-therapy-for-traumatic-hemorrhagic-shock
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Ronald Chang, John B Holcomb
The resuscitation of traumatic hemorrhagic shock has undergone a paradigm shift in the last 20 years with the advent of damage control resuscitation (DCR). Major principles of DCR include minimization of crystalloid, permissive hypotension, transfusion of a balanced ratio of blood products, and goal-directed correction of coagulopathy. In particular, plasma has replaced crystalloid as the primary means for volume expansion for traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Predicting which patient will require DCR by prompt and accurate activation of a massive transfusion protocol, however, remains a challenge...
January 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893645/preperitoneal-pelvic-packing-reduces-mortality-in-patients-with-life-threatening-hemorrhage-due-to-unstable-pelvic-fractures
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Clay Cothren Burlew, Ernest E Moore, Philip F Stahel, Andrea E Geddes, Amy E Wagenaar, Fredric M Pieracci, Charles J Fox, Eric M Campion, Jeffrey L Johnson, Cyril Mauffrey
BACKGROUND: A 2015 AAST trial reported a 32% mortality for pelvic fracture patients in shock. Angioembolization (AE) is the most common intervention; the Maryland group revealed time to AE averaged 5 hours. The goal of this study was to evaluate the time to intervention and outcomes of an alternative approach for pelvic hemorrhage. We hypothesized preperitoneal pelvic packing (PPP) results in a shorter time to intervention and lower mortality. METHODS: In 2004 we initiated a PPP protocol for pelvic fracture hemorrhage...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878613/intermittent-low-dose-bevacizumab-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a%C3%A2-case-report
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Florian Huemer, Martin Dejaco, Christoph Grabmer, Thomas Melchardt, Daniel Neureiter, Georg Mayer, Alexander Egle, Richard Greil, Lukas Weiss
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an inherited autosomal dominant disease presenting with recurrent bleeding episodes and iron deficiency anemia due to vascular malformations. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is associated with an increased risk of stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding and pulmonary hypertension and life expectancy is significantly reduced. Excess vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in the pathophysiology of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report about a male patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia presenting with pulmonary and central nervous system involvement experiencing repetitive nosebleeds, necessitating frequent local cauterization and transfusion of more than 100 units of packed red blood cells...
November 23, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871539/liberal-or-restrictive-fluid-management-during-elective-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Pim B B Schol, Ivon M Terink, Marcus D Lancé, Hubertina C J Scheepers
This article reviews if a restrictive fluid management policy reduces the complication rate if compared to liberal fluid management policy during elective surgery. The PubMed database was explored by 2 independent researchers. We used the following search terms: "Blood transfusion (MESH); transfusion need; fluid therapy (MESH); permissive hypotension; fluid management; resuscitation; restrictive fluid management; liberal fluid management; elective surgery; damage control resuscitation; surgical procedures, operative (MESH); wounds (MESH); injuries (MESH); surgery; trauma patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866661/a-critical-question-for-nec-researchers-can-we-create-a-consensus-definition-of-nec-that-facilitates-research-progress
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REVIEW
Phillip V Gordon, Jonathan R Swanson, Brianna C MacQueen, Robert D Christensen
In the last decades the reported incidence of preterm necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has been declining in large part due to implementing comprehensive NEC prevention initiatives, including breast milk feeding, standardized feeding protocols, transfusion guidelines, and antibiotic stewardship and improving the rigor with which non-NEC cases are excluded from NEC data. However, after more than 60 years of NEC research in animal models, the promise of a "magic bullet" to prevent NEC has yet to materialize. There are also serious issues involving clinical NEC research...
November 17, 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855097/combination-with-intravenous-iron-supplementation-or-doubling-erythropoietin-dose-for-patients-with-chemotherapy-induced-anaemia-inadequately-responsive-to-initial-erythropoietin-treatment-alone-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lin Chen, Hong Jiang, Wei Gao, Ye Tu, Ying Zhou, Xi Li, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Haifeng Zhan, Jiangming Yu, Chuangang Fu, Yong Gao
INTRODUCTION: Erythropoietin (EPO) is a commonly used option in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced anaemia (CIA). However, ∼30-50% of patients fail to achieve an adequate response after initial treatment. Prior studies have demonstrated that intravenous iron might synergistically improve therapeutic response to EPO treatment in this patient population. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will perform this multicentre, randomised, open-label, parallel-group, active controlled non-inferiority study to compare the two combination therapies of EPO plus intravenous iron regimen versus doubling the dose of EPO in patients with CIA who have an inadequate response to initial EPO treatment at a routine dose...
October 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851177/1541-impact-of-tranexamic-acid-on-transfusions-pre-vs-post-protocol-implementation-in-trauma-patients
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Kaitlyn DeHoff, Justin Milligan, Lisa Hall Zimmerman, Lesly Jurado, Steven Nakajima, Elizabeth Acquista
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850802/1165-massive-transfusion-protocol-in-a-community-nontrauma-setting-is-blood-product-wastage-avoidable
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Noubar Kevorkian, Sharon Weintraub, Nancy Bienkowski, Peg Basch, Stacy Pagliaruli, Susan Parker, Jacobs Barry, Rekha Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850380/742-blood-transfusions-colloids-and-protocols-differ-between-neurologic-versus-non-neurologic-patients
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Peter Hou, Raghu Seethala, Michael Billington, Sukjhjit Takhar, Reza Askari, Imo Aisiku
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843040/a-phase-iv-study-of-thromboembolic-and-bleeding-events-following-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-using-oral-factor-xa-inhibitor
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David Gomez, Helen Razmjou, Andrea Donovan, Vikas B Bansal, Jeffrey D Gollish, John J Murnaghan
BACKGROUND: Multiple randomized controlled trials have documented the effectiveness of rivaroxaban in the prevention of venous thromboembolism up to 1-month following total joint arthroplasty. However, the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban in the real-world setting, outside of the strict protocols used by randomized clinical trials, are unknown. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, noninterventional, phase IV study of 3914 consecutive patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty from June 2010 to December 2012...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815579/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-improves-coagulopathy-in-an-experimental-traumatic-hemorrhagic-model
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M Larsson, P Forsman, P Hedenqvist, A Östlund, J Hultman, A Wikman, L Riddez, B Frenckner, M Bottai, C-M Wahlgren
PURPOSE: Hemorrhage is the most common cause of preventable death after trauma. Coagulopathy plays a central role in uncontrolled bleeding and is caused by multiple factors. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is an established treatment for patients with respiratory failure and has in recent years also been used in severely injured trauma patients with cardiopulmonary failure and coexisting bleeding shock. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ECMO on hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy in a traumatic hemorrhagic rabbit model...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813101/gender-as-a-risk-factor-for-adverse-intraoperative-and-postoperative-outcomes-of-elective-pancreatectomy
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Aditya Mazmudar, Dominic Vitello, Mackenzie Chapman, James S Tomlinson, David J Bentrem
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patient selection remains paramount when developing and adopting quality-based assessment and reimbursement models, and enhanced recovery protocols. Gender is a patient characteristic known before surgery which can inform risk stratification. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of gender on intraoperative blood transfusions, operative time, length of hospital stay, estimated blood loss (EBL) as well as postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs), and mortality...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805995/rapid-thrombelastography-r-teg-thresholds-for-goal-directed-resuscitation-of-patients-at-risk-for-massive-transfusion
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Peter M Einersen, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Hunter B Moore, Eduardo Gonzalez, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is a leading cause of mortality following trauma accounting for up to 40% of deaths. Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) offer a proven benefit in resuscitation of these patients. Recently, the superiority of thrombelastography (TEG)-guided resuscitation over strategies guided by conventional clotting assays (CCA) has been established. We seek to determine optimal thresholds for r-TEG driven resuscitation. METHODS: R-TEG data were reviewed for 190 patients presenting to our Level 1 Trauma Center from 2010 to 2015...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795652/-antihemophilic-factor-is-not-the-only-answer-for-all-factor-viii-deficiencies-case-report-of-odontogenic-infection-in-a-patient-with-hemophilia-a-complicated-by-factor-viii-inhibitors-and-managed-by-transfusion-of-antihemophilic-factor-and-factor-viii-inhibitor
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K M Sudheesh, K S N Siva Bharani, H Y Kiran, Suresh Hanagavadi
Dental extraction in hemophiliacs with acquired inhibitors is always a risky procedure, which often presents a lot of problems associated with bleeding. A known case of hemophilia A complicated with factor VIII inhibitors and having odontogenic infection was successfully managed by transfusion of factor VIII inhibitor bypass activity (FEIBA) and antihemophilic factor. Past medical history was significant for multiple factor VIII transfusions. Bethesda assay done to identify inhibitors revealed low titer factor VIII inhibitors...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dentistry
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