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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360881/hemostasis-in-intracranial-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Deepak Gulati, Dharti Dua, Michel T Torbey
Spontaneous non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with high morbidity and mortality throughout the world with no proven effective treatment. Majority of hematoma expansion occur within 4 h after symptom onset and is associated with early deterioration and poor clinical outcome. There is a vital role of ultra-early hemostatic therapy in ICH to limit hematoma expansion. Patients at risk for hematoma expansion are with underlying hemostatic abnormalities. Treatment strategy should include appropriate intervention based on the history of use of antithrombotic use or an underlying coagulopathy in patients with ICH...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359133/point-of-care-coagulation-testing-in-cardiac-surgery
#2
Daniel Bolliger, Kenichi A Tanaka
Bleeding complications after cardiac surgery are common and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Their etiology is multifactorial, and treatment decisions are time sensitive. Point-of-care (POC) testing has an advantage over standard laboratory tests for faster turn-around times, and timely decision on coagulation intervention(s). The most common POC coagulation testing is the activated clotting time (ACT), used to monitor heparin therapy while on cardiopulmonary bypass. Viscoelastic coagulation tests including thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and thromboelastography (TEG) have been recommended for the treatment of postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery because the ROTEM/TEG-guided treatment algorithms reduced the use of blood products...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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/28155184/blood-product-transfusion-in-emergency-department-patients-a-case-control-study-of-practice-patterns-and-impact-on-outcome
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Alexander Beyer, Ryan Rees, Christopher Palmer, Brian T Wessman, Brian M Fuller
BACKGROUND: Blood product transfusion occurs in a significant percentage of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Pulmonary complications, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), occurring in the setting of transfusion, are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Contrary to the ICU setting, there is little evidence describing the epidemiology of transfusion in the emergency department (ED) or its potential impact on outcome. The objectives of this study were to: (1) characterize transfusion practices in the ED with respect to patient characteristics and pre-transfusion laboratory values; and (2) investigate the effect of ED blood product transfusion on the incidence of pulmonary complications after admission...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122491/mild-volume-acute-normovolemic-hemodilution-is-associated-with-lower-intraoperative-transfusion-and-postoperative-pulmonary-infection-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-propensity-matching-study
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Zhen-Feng Zhou, Xiu-Ping Jia, Kai Sun, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Li-Na Yu, Tian Xing, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Perioperative allogenic transfusion is required in almost 50% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and is associated with higher risk of mortality and morbidity (Xue et al., Lancet 387:1905, 2016; Ferraris et al., Ann Thorac Surg 91:944-82, 2011). Acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) is recommended as a potential strategy during cardiac surgery, but the blood conservation effect and the degree of ANH was still controversial. There is also an increasing concern about the improved outcomes associated with ANH...
January 26, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110840/use-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-from-the-2012-french-guidelines-to-recent-advances
#6
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/27989373/bleeding-after-invasive-procedures-is-rare-and-unpredicted-by-platelet-counts-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-thrombocytopenia
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Grazia Napolitano, Angelo Iacobellis, Antonio Merla, Grazia Niro, Maria Rosa Valvano, Fulvia Terracciano, Domenico Siena, Mariangela Caruso, Antonio Ippolito, Pier Mannucci Mannuccio, Angelo Andriulli
BACKGROUND: In cirrhotics with low circulating platelets (PLT), restoration of normal cell counts has been traditionally recommended before invasive procedures. However, there is neither consensus on the PLT transfusion threshold nor evidence of its clinical efficacy. PATIENTS: In order to fill this gap of knowledge, we prospectively collected and analyzed data on circulating PLT counts [and International Normalized Ratio (INR)] values in a case series of 363 cirrhotics scheduled to undergo invasive investigations...
December 15, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917717/reversal-agents-for-oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-treatment-during-bleeding-events-current-strategies
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Peter Raimondi, Elaine M Hylek, Konstantinos N Aronis
There is an increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases that warrant antithrombotic therapy. Antithrombotic therapy includes antiplatelet agents and anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-Vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Antithrombotic therapy is associated with increased rates of bleeding. In this review we summarize the evidence and provide strategies for the management of severe bleeding in the setting of antithrombotic therapy. There is limited data on the management of bleeding in the setting of antiplatelet therapy...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905629/-reasons-to-recommend-vaccination-against-dengue-in-easter-island-immunization-advisory-committee-of-sociedad-chilena-de-infectolog%C3%A3-a
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Alberto Fica, Marcela Potin, Gabriela Moreno, Liliana Véliz, Jaime Cerda, Carola Escobar, Jan Wilhelm
Dengue was first diagnosed on Easter Island on year 2002 and thereafter recurrent outbreaks have occurred involving different serotypes of dengue virus. Its vector, Aedes aegypti has not been eliminated despite the small size of the island. Conditions at the local hospital preclude adequate management of severe and hemorrhagic cases due to the absence of a Critical Care Unit as well as no availability of platelets, or plasma units for transfusion. Besides, transfer, of severely affected patients to continental Chile is cumbersome, slow and expensive...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902502/zika-virus-and-patient-blood-management
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Lawrence T Goodnough, Marisa B Marques
Sporadic Zika virus infections had only occurred in Africa and Asia until an outbreak in Micronesia (Oceania) in 2007. In 2013 to 2014, several outer Pacific Islands reported local outbreaks. Soon thereafter, the virus was likely introduced in Brazil from competing athletes from French Polynesia and other countries that participated in a competition there. Transmission is thought to have occurred through mosquito bites and spread to the immunologically naive population. Being also a flavivirus, the Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito that is endemic in South and Central America that is also the vector of West Nile virus, dengue, and chikungunya...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849676/platelet-transfusion-in-critical-care-and-surgery-evidence-based-review-of-contemporary-practice-and-future-directions
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Eric W Etchill, Sara P Myers, Jay S Raval, Adnan Hassoune, Anirban SenGupta, Matthew D Neal
Thrombocytopenia is prevalent in critical care, surgical, and trauma settings. Despite the fact that a significant proportion of these patients receive platelet transfusion during their hospital course, much work remains to be done with regard to development of platelet transfusion guidelines. Given the wide variety of platelet transfusion practices and the frequency with which patients present with thrombocytopenia, it is paramount to understand standards of care and to identify deficiencies that may exist...
May 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848200/vancomycin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-narrative-review
#12
REVIEW
Mehdi Mohammadi, Zahra Jahangard-Rafsanjani, Amir Sarayani, Molouk Hadjibabaei, Maryam Taghizadeh-Ghehi
Thrombocytopenia has been reported as an adverse reaction of numerous drugs. Vancomycin is often overlooked as a culprit but has been associated with several cases of thrombocytopenia that were not well described in the literature. A literature search was conducted to find reports of thrombocytopenia induced by vancomycin. Biomedical databases including 'PubMed', 'Scopus', and 'Web of Science' were searched using terms 'vancomycin', 'platelet', 'pancytopenia', 'thrombocytopenia', and 'bleeding'. English language articles published before July 2015 were included...
January 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826594/iron-overload-and-platelet-function-defects-possible-correlation
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Abdulkader A Dahi, Ehab Hanafy, Mohammed Al Pakra
Acquired platelet function defect might be a consequence of iron overload. Even though there are various complications of iron overload, only few reports have indicated some correlations with platelets dysfunction. We report a child with Diamond-Blackfan anemia who has significant complications from iron overload due to chronic blood transfusion, and one of these complications is acquired platelet function defect that manifests with frequent episodes of epistaxis. Therefore, we emphasize the necessity for further studies to confirm direct correlation between iron overload as a causative agent and platelets dysfunction...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812254/evaluation-of-magnetized-erythrocyte-group-antigens-to-detect-abo-antibodies
#14
O Nathalang, K Intharanut, P Sriwanitchrak, M Setthakarn, S Duan, H Wang, S Ding, Y Li
Screening for IgM titers of anti-A and anti-B is recommended when providing ABO incompatible platelet transfusion. The life-time of reagent cells depends upon the preservative diluents. We aimed to evaluate the IgM titers of anti-A and anti-B testing with magnetized-erythrocyte group antigens (MEGA) and fresh RBCs and study the relationship of ABO antibody titers between both techniques. Altogether, 100 serum samples from group O donors at the National Blood Centre, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand were included...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
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/27743763/-fatal-central-nervous-system-hemorrhage-during-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-induction
#16
P Pardes-Chavanes, M Afanetti, C Boyer, M Poirée
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains a cause of death in hematologic malignancies. Asparaginase represents a key agent in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The toxicity of asparaginase includes coagulopathy such as thrombotic or bleeding tendency. We report a case of fatal cerebral hemorrhage in a 12-year-old girl treated for ALL. Cerebral hemorrhage occurred after three injections of L-asparaginase. The patient presented with hypofibrinogenemia (0.36g/L), associated with thrombocytopenia (24,000/mm(3))...
December 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644173/-the-role-of-point-of-care-platelet-function-testing-in-guiding-platelet-transfusion
#17
F Bonhomme
Several point-of-care platelet function devices are available and may be used to assess the effect of antiplatelet drugs. With a view to streamlining the management of bleeding and transfusion, these tests might be a support for platelet transfusion. However, their current place to guide transfusion is still unclear and their routine use cannot be recommended.
November 2016: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612360/service-member-completion-of-laboratory-follow-up-after-emergency-transfusion-with-freshly-collected-blood-products
#18
Lucas A Johnson, Timothy P Ballard, Mindy Kania
BACKGROUND: Transfusion of freshly collected blood products (FCBP) is sometimes necessary to save service member (SM) lives in austere deployed environments. Recipients of FCBPs are administratively tracked and offered serial serologic testing via the Armed Services Blood Program "Blood Look Back" (BLB) program to assure early detection of post-transfusion infections. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates demographic and clinical features influencing SM completion of recommended BLB laboratory follow-up after transfusion with FCBPs...
September 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527344/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-transfusion-indication-threshold-reduction-on-transfusion-rates-morbidity-and-health-care-resource-use-following-cardiac-surgery-titre2
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Barnaby C Reeves, Katie Pike, Chris A Rogers, Rachel Cm Brierley, Elizabeth A Stokes, Sarah Wordsworth, Rachel L Nash, Alice Miles, Andrew D Mumford, Alan Cohen, Gianni D Angelini, Gavin J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Uncertainty about optimal red blood cell transfusion thresholds in cardiac surgery is reflected in widely varying transfusion rates between surgeons and cardiac centres. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that a restrictive compared with a liberal threshold for red blood cell transfusion after cardiac surgery reduces post-operative morbidity and health-care costs. DESIGN: Multicentre, parallel randomised controlled trial and within-trial cost-utility analysis from a UK NHS and Personal Social Services perspective...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521856/dangerous-universal-donors-the-reality-of-the-hemocentro-in-belo-horizonte-minas-gerais
#20
Mariana Martins Godin, Lucas de Oliveira Souza, Luciana Cayres Schmidt, Lauro Mello Vieira, Rejane Silva Diniz, Luci Maria SantAna Dusse
BACKGROUND: The term dangerous universal blood donor refers to potential agglutination of the erythrocytes of non-O recipients due to plasma of an O blood group donor, which contains high titers of anti-A and/or anti-B hemagglutinins. Thus, prior titration of anti-A and anti-B hemagglutinins is recommended to prevent transfusion reactions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of dangerous universal donors in the blood bank of Belo Horizonte (Fundação Central de Imuno-Hematologia - Fundação Hemominas - Minas Gerais) by determining the titers of anti-A and anti-B hemagglutinins in O blood group donors...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
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