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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
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J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181937/prophylactic-plasma-transfusion-is-not-associated-with-decreased-red-blood-cell-requirements-in-critically-ill-patients
#2
Matthew A Warner, Arun Chandran, Gregory Jenkins, Daryl J Kor
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients frequently receive plasma transfusion under the assumptions that abnormal coagulation test results confer increased risk of bleeding and that plasma transfusion will decrease this risk. However, the effect of prophylactic plasma transfusion remains poorly understood. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between prophylactic plasma transfusion and bleeding complications in critically ill patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of adults admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at a single academic institution between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013...
February 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151454/effects-of-blood-transfusion-on-oxygen-extraction-ratio-and-central-venous-saturation-in-children-after-cardiac-surgery
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Bana Nasser, Mohmad Tageldein, Abdulrahman AlMesned, Mohammad Kabbani
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell transfusion is common in critically ill children after cardiac surgery. Since the threshold for hemoglobin (Hb) transfusion need is not well defined, the threshold Hb level at which dependent critical oxygen uptake-to-delivery (VO2-DO2) status compensation is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of blood transfusion on the oxygen extraction ratio (O2ER) and central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) to identify a critical O2ER value that could help us determine the critical need for blood transfusion...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120426/characterization-of-buffy-coat-derived-granulocytes-for-clinical-use-a-comparison-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-dexamethasone-pretreated-donor-derived-products
#4
A van de Geer, R P Gazendam, A T J Tool, J L van Hamme, D de Korte, T K van den Berg, S S Zeerleder, T W Kuijpers
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Buffy coat-derived granulocytes have been described as an alternative to the apheresis product from donors pretreated with dexamethasone and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). The latter is - dependent on the local and national settings - obtained following a demanding and time-consuming procedure, which is undesirable in critically ill septic patients. In contrast, buffy coat-derived products have a large volume and are often heavily contaminated with red cells and platelets...
January 25, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058755/characteristics-of-bordetella-pertussis-infection-among-infantsand-children-admitted-to-paediatric-intensive-care-units-in-greece-a-multicentre-11-year-study
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Maria S Kazantzi, Anargyroula Prezerakou, Serafeia N Kalamitsou, Stavroula Ilia, Panagiotis K Kalabalikis, John Papadatos, Maria M Sdougka, George Briassoulis, Maria N Tsolia
AIM: To describe children with pertussis who required intensive care. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of pertussis admissions to all (six) national intensive care units in Greece from 2003 to 2013. RESULTS: A total of 31 children were included, 28 of whom were younger than 12 months old. Cough was the most prominent symptom, being present in 27 of 31 (87%) patients, and on admission, only 7 (22.6%) satisfied the case definition...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057057/is-platelet-transfusion-associated-with-hospital-acquired-infections-in-critically-ill-patients
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Cécile Aubron, Andrew W Flint, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Allen C Cheng, Colin Hegarty, Antony Martinelli, Michael C Reade, Rinaldo Bellomo, Zoe McQuilten
BACKGROUND: Platelets are commonly transfused to critically ill patients. Reports suggest an association between platelet transfusion and infection. However, there is no large study to have determined whether platelet transfusion in critically ill patients is associated with hospital-acquired infection. METHODS: We conducted a multi-centre study using prospectively maintained databases of two large academic intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia. Characteristics of patients who received platelets in ICUs between 2008 and 2014 were compared to those of patients who did not receive platelets...
January 6, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034871/how-i-evaluate-and-treat-thrombocytopenia-in-the-intensive-care-unit-patient
#7
REVIEW
Andreas Greinacher, Sixten Selleng
Multiple causes (pseudothrombocytopenia, hemodilution, increased consumption, decreased production, increased sequestration, and immune-mediated destruction of platelets) alone or in combination make thrombocytopenia very common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Persisting thrombocytopenia in critically ill patients is associated with, but not causative of, increased mortality. Identification of the underlying cause is key for management decisions in individual patients. While platelet transfusion might be indicated in patients with impaired platelet production or increased platelet destruction, it could be deleterious in patients with increased intravascular platelet activation...
December 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031160/myelo-erythroid-commitment-after-burn-injury-is-under-beta-adrenergic-control-via-mafb-regulation
#8
Shirin Hasan, Nicholas B Johnson, Michael J Mosier, Ravi Shankar, Peggie Conrad, Andrea Szilagyi, Richard L Gamelli, Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan
Severely injured burn patients receive multiple blood transfusions for anemia of critical illness despite the adverse consequences. One limiting factor to consider alternate treatment strategies is the lack of a reliable test platform to study molecular mechanisms of impaired erythropoiesis. This study illustrates how conditions resulting in high catecholamine microenvironment such as burns can instigate myelo-erythroid reprioritization influenced by beta-adrenergic stimulation leading to anemia. In mouse model of scald burn injury we observed, along with a 3-fold increase in bone marrow LSKs (lin(neg) Sca1(+)cKit(+)), the myeloid shift is accompanied with a significant reduction in megakaryocyte erythrocyte progenitors (MEPs)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029475/trali-following-fresh-frozen-plasma-resuscitation-from-burn-shock
#9
Larry M Jones, Nicholas Deluga, Puneet Bhatti, Scott R Scrape, John K Bailey, Rebecca A Coffey
INTRODUCTION: Resuscitation from burn shock using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) has been described. Critics of FFP resuscitation cite the development of transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) as a deterrent to its use. This study examines the occurrence of TRALI with FFP resuscitation of critically ill burned patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of severely burned patients who received FFP resuscitation. Data points included age, TBSA, TBSA full thickness, presence of alternate etiologies of acute lung injury, total FFP administered, and signs and symptoms of TRALI as defined per the Canadian Blood Services Consensus Conference...
October 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025639/evaluation-of-bone-metabolism-in-critically-ill-patients-using-ctx-and-pinp
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Alexandra Gavala, Konstantinos Makris, Anna Korompeli, Pavlos Myrianthefs
Background. Prolonged immobilization, nutritional and vitamin D deficiency, and specific drug administration may lead to significant bone resorption. Methods and Patients. We prospectively evaluated critically ill patients admitted to the ICU for at least 10 days. Demographics, APACHE II, SOFA scores, length of stay (LOS), and drug administration were recorded. Blood collections were performed at baseline and on a weekly basis for five consecutive weeks. Serum levels of PINP, β-CTx, iPTH, and 25(OH)vitamin D were measured at each time-point...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017804/persistent-fibrinolysis-shutdown-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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Jonathan P Meizoso, Charles A Karcutskie, Juliet J Ray, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: Acute fibrinolysis shutdown is associated with early mortality after trauma; however, no previous studies have investigated the incidence of persistent fibrinolysis or its association with mortality. We tested the hypothesis that persistent fibrinolysis shutdown is associated with mortality in critically ill trauma patients. STUDY DESIGN: Thromboelastography was performed on ICU admission in 181 adult trauma patients and at 1 week in a subset of 78 patients...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931652/red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-its-effect-on-microvascular-dysfunction-in-shock-states
#12
REVIEW
Jordan A Weinberg, Rakesh P Patel
Among critically ill patients, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is often prescribed for anemia in the absence of active or recent bleeding. The failure of RBC transfusion to improve physiological parameters and clinical outcomes in this setting may be explained by current understanding of the relationship between the RBCs and the microcirculation. It is now evident that the circulating RBCs contribute to microcirculatory hypoxic vasodilation by regulated nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilation, thereby facilitating delivery of oxygen to oxygen-deprived tissue...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760561/acute-transfusion-related-abdominal-injury-in-trauma-patients-a-case-report
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P Michel, D Wähnert, M Freistühler, M G Laukoetter, S Rehberg, M J Raschke, P Garcia
BACKGROUND: Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome is well known as a life-threatening complication in critically ill patients in an intensive care unit. Massive crystalloid fluid resuscitation has been identified as the most important risk factor. The time interval from hospital admittance to the development of manifest abdominal compartment syndrome is usually greater than 24 hours. In the absence of any direct abdominal trauma, we observed a rapidly evolving secondary abdominal compartment syndrome shortly after hospital admittance associated with massive transfusion of blood products and only moderate crystalloid resuscitation...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757915/the-impact-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-on-cerebral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Victoria A McCredie, Simone Piva, Marlene Santos, Wei Xiong, Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, Andrea Rigamonti, Gregory M T Hare, Martin G Chapman, Andrew J Baker
BACKGROUND: There are a range of opinions on the benefits and thresholds for the transfusion of red blood cells in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an urgent need to understand the neurophysiologic effects. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of red blood cell transfusions on cerebral tissue oxygenation (SctO2) in critically ill TBI patients. METHODS: This prospective observational study enrolled consecutive TBI patients with anemia requiring transfusion...
October 18, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732721/clinical-practice-guidelines-from-the-aabb-red-blood-cell-transfusion-thresholds-and-storage
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Jeffrey L Carson, Gordon Guyatt, Nancy M Heddle, Brenda J Grossman, Claudia S Cohn, Mark K Fung, Terry Gernsheimer, John B Holcomb, Lewis J Kaplan, Louis M Katz, Nikki Peterson, Glenn Ramsey, Sunil V Rao, John D Roback, Aryeh Shander, Aaron A R Tobian
Importance: More than 100 million units of blood are collected worldwide each year, yet the indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and the optimal length of RBC storage prior to transfusion are uncertain. Objective: To provide recommendations for the target hemoglobin level for RBC transfusion among hospitalized adult patients who are hemodynamically stable and the length of time RBCs should be stored prior to transfusion. Evidence Review: Reference librarians conducted a literature search for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating hemoglobin thresholds for RBC transfusion (1950-May 2016) and RBC storage duration (1948-May 2016) without language restrictions...
November 15, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721706/hemoglobin-threshold-for-blood-transfusion-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#16
Madhuradhar Chegondi, Jun Sasaki, André Raszynski, Balagangadhar R Totapally
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hemoglobin threshold for red cell transfusion in children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: Retrospective chart review study. Tertiary care PICU. Critically ill pediatric patients requiring blood transfusion. No intervention. RESULTS: We analyzed the charts of all children between 1 month and 21 years of age who received packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions during a 2-year period. The target patients were identified from our blood bank database...
July 2016: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696473/transfusion-related-immunomodulation-review-of-the-literature-and-implications-for-pediatric-critical-illness
#17
REVIEW
Jennifer A Muszynski, Philip C Spinella, Jill M Cholette, Jason P Acker, Mark W Hall, Nicole P Juffermans, Daniel P Kelly, Neil Blumberg, Kathleen Nicol, Jennifer Liedel, Allan Doctor, Kenneth E Remy, Marisa Tucci, Jacques Lacroix, Philip J Norris
Transfusion-related immunomodulation (TRIM) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is difficult to define and likely represents a complicated set of physiologic responses to transfusion, including both proinflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. Similarly, the immunologic response to critical illness in both adults and children is highly complex and is characterized by both acute inflammation and acquired immune suppression. How transfusion may contribute to or perpetuate these phenotypes in the ICU is poorly understood, despite the fact that transfusion is common in critically ill patients...
January 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686346/intravenous-iron-or-placebo-for-anaemia-in-intensive-care-the-ironman-multicentre-randomized-blinded-trial-a-randomized-trial-of-iv-iron-in-critical-illness
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Edward Litton, Stuart Baker, Wendy N Erber, Shannon Farmer, Janet Ferrier, Craig French, Joel Gummer, David Hawkins, Alisa Higgins, Axel Hofmann, Bart De Keulenaer, Julie McMorrow, John K Olynyk, Toby Richards, Simon Towler, Robert Trengove, Steve Webb
PURPOSE: Both anaemia and allogenic red blood cell transfusion are common and potentially harmful in patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Whilst intravenous iron may decrease anaemia and RBC transfusion requirement, the safety and efficacy of administering iron intravenously to critically ill patients is uncertain. METHODS: The multicentre, randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded Intravenous Iron or Placebo for Anaemia in Intensive Care (IRONMAN) study was designed to test the hypothesis that, in anaemic critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit, early administration of intravenous iron, compared with placebo, reduces allogeneic red blood cell transfusion during hospital stay and increases the haemoglobin level at the time of hospital discharge...
November 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681259/iron-supplementation-to-treat-anaemia-in-adult-critical-care-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Akshay Shah, Noémi B Roy, Stuart McKechnie, Carolyn Doree, Sheila A Fisher, Simon J Stanworth
BACKGROUND: Anaemia affects 60-80 % of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusions remain the mainstay of treatment for anaemia but are associated with risks and are costly. Our objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of iron supplementation by any route, in anaemic patients in adult ICUs. METHODS: Electronic databases (CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE) were searched through March 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCT)s comparing iron by any route with placebo/no iron...
September 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632673/evaluation-of-rbc-transfusion-practice-in-adult-icus-and-the-effect-of-restrictive-transfusion-protocols-on-routine-care
#20
Kevin P Seitz, Jonathan E Sevransky, Greg S Martin, John D Roback, David J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Research supports the efficacy and safety of restrictive transfusion protocols to reduce avoidable RBC transfusions, but evidence of their effectiveness in practice is limited. This study assessed whether admission to an ICU with an restrictive transfusion protocol reduces the likelihood of transfusion for adult patients. DESIGN: Observational study using data from the multicenter, cohort Critical Illness Outcomes Study. Patient-level analyses were conducted with RBC transfusion on day of enrollment as the outcome and admission to an ICU with a restrictive transfusion protocol as the exposure of interest...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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