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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320917/predictors-of-massive-blood-transfusion-a-delphi-study-to-examine-the-views-of-experts
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Jacqueline V Mclennan, K C Mackway-Jones, S T Horne, R Body
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients requiring massive blood transfusion (MBT) have high morbidity and mortality: early and aggressive use of blood products during immediate resuscitation may improve survival. There is currently a lack of evidence to guide initial identification of these patients which is especially important in areas where plasma may need to be thawed. In the absence of this evidence, this study aimed to robustly evaluate expert opinion by using a Delphi process to identify predictors of massive transfusion...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319015/collection-storage-inspection-and-quality-control-of-platelet-concentrates-obtained-by-apheresis-the-situation-in-spain
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Azucena Castrillo, Teresa Jimenez-Marco, José L Arroyo, María L Jurado, Luis Larrea, Rosa M Maymo, Jorge Monge, Carmen Muñoz, Ángel Pajares, Marta Yáñez
BACKGROUND: Diverse variables are involved in apheresis platelet collection, processing and storage. This survey shows how these are realized in Spain. METHOD: An analysis of collected data was performed in a questionnaire completed by ten Transfusion Centers (TC) which perform between 50 and 520 apheresis procedures per month. This information comprises the procedures used to collect, inspect and store apheresis platelet concentrates (PC), and quality control data...
February 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306708/linking-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-to-pre-1994-blood-transfusions-in-female-patients
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Christian Ramos Flores, Ernesto Echeagaray, Guadalupe Castañeda, Maria de Lourdes Vargas, Raúl Montes-González, Susana Luna, Laura Díaz, Oscar Torres
INTRODUCTION: Most blood transfusions occur in female patients. The introduction of serologic screening practices by blood banks reduced the transfusion-related rate of infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). In Mexico patients with pre-1994 transfusion history are at high risk of being detected with HCV infection. We aimed at establishing an interrelationship between two variables: pre-1994 transfusion history and rate of infection in women treated in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area hospitals, in Mexico...
March 15, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282628/blood-transfusion-indications-in-neurosurgical-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Shefali Bagwe, Lawrance K Chung, Carlito Lagman, Brittany L Voth, Natalie E Barnette, Lekaa Elhajjmoussa, Isaac Yang
Neurosurgical procedures can be complicated by significant blood losses that have the potential to decrease tissue perfusion to critical brain tissue. Red blood cell transfusion is used in a variety of capacities both inside, and outside, of the operating room to prevent untoward neurologic damage. However, evidence-based guidelines concerning thresholds and indications for transfusion in neurosurgery remain limited. Consequently, transfusion practices in neurosurgical patients are highly variable and based on institutional experiences...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266049/standardization-of-transfusion-practice-in-organ-donors-using-the-digital-intern-an-electronic-decision-support-algorithm
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Joseph P Connor, Ashley M Cunningham, Thomas Raife, William N Rose, Joshua E Medow
BACKGROUND: Prospective clinical trials support restrictive thresholds for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Nonsurvivable donors are a major source of organs for transplantation. The Digital Intern (DI) is a computer algorithm to standardize donor care that includes a more restrictive transfusion threshold. The impact of standardized and restrictive RBC transfusion in organ donors, as determined by the DI, has not been reported. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to compare the transfusion practice of the DI (n = 100) to a historic group of physician-managed donors (n = 90)...
March 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261815/the-practice-of-platelet-transfusion-prior-to-central-venous-catheterization-in-presence-of-coagulopathy-a-national-survey-among-clinicians
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E K van de Weerdt, A L Peters, E J Goudswaard, J M Binnekade, K P van Lienden, B J Biemond, A P J Vlaar
BACKGROUND: Correction of coagulopathy prior to central venous catheter (CVC) placement is advocated by guidelines, while retrospective studies support restrictive use of transfusion products. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a mixed vignette and questionnaire web survey to investigate current practice and preferences for CVC placement. Clinical vignettes were used to quantify the tendency to administer platelet concentrate. A positive ß-coefficient is in favour of administering platelet concentrate...
March 5, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258304/orthopaedic-trauma-surgeons-and-direct-anterior-total-hip-arthroplasty-evaluation-of-learning-curve-at-a-level-i-academic-institution
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Philip J York, Stephanie L Logterman, David J Hak, Andreas Mavrogenis, Cyril Mauffrey
BACKGROUND: Interest in the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has increased over recent years; however, the potential for substantial complications exists, especially during the surgeon's learning curve. We evaluated the change in various metrics to help identify a single surgeon's learning curve. Additionally, we examined whether the learning curve was different for primarily arthroplasty versus trauma-trained surgeons. METHODS: We reported outcomes from the first 50 total hip arthroplasties performed through a direct anterior approach by a trauma fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236313/an-international-survey-on-the-role-of-the-hospital-transfusion-committee
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Mark H Yazer, Miguel Lozano, Mark Fung, Jose Kutner, Michael F Murphy, Torunn Oveland Apelseth, Ryszard Pogłód, Kathleen Selleng, Alan Tinmouth, Silvano Wendel, Vered Yahalom
BACKGROUND: Hospital transfusion committees (HTCs) can oversee all aspects of transfusion practice at a hospital. This survey sought to identify which quality variables were being reported at HTCs around the world. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A working party composed of members of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) collaborative developed a survey of quality variables that could be potentially presented at HTC meetings. The survey was electronically sent to all BEST members who were encouraged to complete it if they were active on an HTC and to send it to other colleagues with similar experience...
February 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216362/endovascular-aneurysm-repair-patients-who-are-lost-to-follow-up-have-worse-outcomes
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Caitlin W Hicks, Devin S Zarkowsky, Ian C Bostock, David H Stone, James H Black, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Philip P Goodney, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines recommend 1- and 12-month follow-up with computed tomography imaging for the year after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We describe the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of EVAR patients who are lost to follow-up (LTF). METHODS: All patients undergoing elective EVAR in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) data set (January 2003-December 2015) were stratified according to long-term follow-up method (in-person vs phone call vs LTF)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156447/practice-patterns-and-outcomes-of-rivaroxaban-usage-in-patients-with-cancer
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Ali Zalpour, Juhee Song, Marsha N Richardson, Tony Lam, Josiah Halm, SWamique Yusuf, Shuwei Gao
194 Background: Patients with cancer have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and frequently require anticoagulation. In addition, many patients with cancer also have comorbidities such as atrial fibrillation (AF) and are on stroke prevention. Rivaroxaban (RV) is an oral (factor Xa inhibitor) used in these scenarios; however, there is little experience utilizing this agent in patients with cancer. Our aim is to describe practice patterns and outcomes of RV usage in patients with cancer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 62 patients with cancer receiving RV for at least 5 days for VTE or non-valvular AF from 1/1/2012 through 10/31/2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152750/impact-of-a-best-practice-alert-on-transfusion-practices-for-solid-tumor-oncology-patients
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Kelley Wachsberg, Charlotta Weaver, Lyndsey Dombrowski, Madeleine Ma, Jungwha Lee, Kevin O'Leary
57 Background: Recent evidence supports a restrictive transfusion strategy in the majority of hospitalized patients, though transfusion practices for oncology patients remain highly variable. We evaluated whether use of a best practice alert for solid tumor oncology inpatients would result in more restrictive transfusion practices and impact patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, historical control analysis at a large academic hospital in Chicago, IL. We compared transfusion utilization among solid tumor oncology patients before and after implementation of a transfusion alert...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145044/a-single-center-tertiary-care-experience-utilizing-the-large-volume-mega-50cc-intra-aortic-balloon-counterpulsation-in-contemporary-clinical-practice
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Gautam K Visveswaran, Marc Cohen, Ahmed Seliem, Michael DiVita, Jonathan K R McNamara, Amar Dave, Najam Wasty, David A Baran
OBJECTIVE: Clinical outcomes and adverse events utilizing the large volume 50cc intra-aortic balloon (IAB) in contemporary clinical practice. BACKGROUND: The newer large volume 50cc IAB, recently introduced into clinical practice offers improved diastolic augmentation and better left ventricular (LV) unloading compared to the older 40cc IAB. METHODS: In 150 consecutive patients who received intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) with a 50cc balloon from 2011 to 2015, we retrospectively analyzed demographic, clinical, laboratory, and hemodynamic variables, adverse events and survival to discharge from index hospitalization...
February 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134586/blood-bank-specimen-mislabeling-a-college-of-american-pathologists-q-probes-study-of-41%C3%A2-333-blood-bank-specimens-in-30-institutions
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MULTICENTER STUDY
David A Novis, Paul F Lindholm, Glenn Ramsey, Kirsten W Alcorn, Rhona J Souers, Barbara Blond
CONTEXT: -Incorrectly labeled patient blood specimens create opportunities for laboratory testing personnel to mistake one patient's specimen for a specimen from a different patient. Transfusion of blood that is typed on specimens that are mislabeled can result in acute hemolytic transfusion reactions. OBJECTIVE: -To assess the rates of blood bank ABO typing specimens that are mislabeled and/or contain blood belonging to another patient (so-called wrong blood in tube [WBIT]), and to compare these rates with those determined in a similar study performed in 2007...
February 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114870/endometrial-myomectomy-a-novel-surgical-method-during-cesarean-section
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Şafak Hatırnaz, Oğuz Güler, Serdar Başaranoğlu, Cengiz Tokgöz, Gokhan S Kılıç
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Comparing surgical outcomes of a novel surgical technique endometrial myomectomy (EM) to serosal myomectomy (SM) during ceserean section (CS). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian task force classification level II 1). SETTING: Private hospital. PATIENTS: Fourty-six women with leiomyomas during cesarean section Interventions: Endometrial myomectomy and serosal myomectomy during cesarean section between 2013 and 2016...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101307/review-and-recommendations-on-management-of-adult-female-thalassemia-patients-with-hypogonadism-based-on-literature-review-and-experience-of-icet-a-network-specialists
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REVIEW
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Alice Albu, Soad Al Jaouni, Salvatore Anastasi, Maria Grazia Bisconte, Duran Canatan, Soteroula Christou, Shahina Daar, Salvatore Di Maio, Mohamed El Kholy, Doaa Khater, Mohamed Elshinawy, Yurdanur Kilinc, Roberto Mattei, Hala H Mosli, Alessandra Quota, Maria Grazia Roberti, Praveen Sobti, Saif Al Yaarubi, Saveria Canpisi, Christos Kattamis
BACKGROUND: Multi-transfused thalassemia major (TM) patients frequently develop severe endocrine complications, mainly due to iron overload, anemia, and chronic liver disease, which require prompt diagnosis, treatment and follow-up by specialists. The most common endocrine complication documented is hypogonadotropic hypogonadism which increases with age and associated comorbidities. It is thus important for physicians to have a clear understanding of the pathophysiology and management of this disorder...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096918/perioperative-outcomes-following-radical-prostatectomy-for-patients-with-disseminated-cancer-an-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database
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Raj Satkunasivam, Christopher J D Wallis, James Byrne, Azik Hoffman, Douglas C Cheung, Girish S Kulkarni, Avery B Nathens, Robert K Nam
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine whether patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) in the context of disseminated cancer have higher 30-day complications. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Men undergoing RP (from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2014) for prostate cancer were identified and stratified by presence (n=97) or absence (n=27 868) of disseminated cancer. The primary outcome was major complications (death, re-operation, cardiac or neurologic events) within 30 days of surgery...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061522/placental-transfusion-strategies-in-italy-a-nationwide-survey-of-tertiary-care-delivery-wards
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Barbara Perrone, Stefano Ghirardello
Objective Delayed umbilical cord clamping and cord milking are placental transfusion strategies that produce higher iron stores and better hemodynamic conditions in a newborn. We aimed to evaluate their current practice in tertiary-care delivery wards in Italy. Study Design A multiple-choice questionnaire was e-mailed to all the 101 Italian tertiary-care delivery wards. The comparative analysis between categorical variables was performed by the χ(2) test. Result We obtained an 85% (86/101) response rate...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977460/perioperative-outcomes-and-management-in-pediatric-complex-cranial-vault-reconstruction-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
#18
Paul A Stricker, Susan M Goobie, Franklyn P Cladis, Charles M Haberkern, Petra M Meier, Srijaya K Reddy, Thanh T Nguyen, Lingyu Cai, Marcia Polansky, Peter Szmuk, John Fiadjoe, Codruta Soneru, Ricardo Falcon, Timothy Petersen, Courtney Kowalczyk-Derderian, Nicholas Dalesio, Stefan Budac, Neels Groenewald, Daniel Rubens, Douglas Thompson, Rheana Watts, Katherine Gentry, Iskra Ivanova, Mali Hetmaniuk, Vincent Hsieh, Michael Collins, Karen Wong, Wendy Binstock, Russell Reid, Kim Poteet-Schwartz, Heike Gries, Rebecca Hall, Jeffrey Koh, Carolyn Bannister, Wai Sung, Ranu Jain, Allison Fernandez, Gerald F Tuite, Ernesto Ruas, Oleg Drozhinin, Lisa Tetreault, Bridget Muldowney, Karene Ricketts, Patrick Fernandez, Lisa Sohn, John Hajduk, Brad Taicher, Jessica Burkhart, Allison Wright, Jane Kugler, Lea Barajas-DeLoa, Meera Gangadharan, Veronica Busso, Kayla Stallworth, Susan Staudt, Kristen L Labovsky, Chris D Glover, Henry Huang, Helena Karlberg-Hippard, Samantha Capehart, Cynthia Streckfus, Kim-Phuong T Nguyen, Peter Manyang, Jose Luis Martinez, Jennifer K Hansen, Heather Mitzel Levy, Alyssa Brzenski, Franklin Chiao, Pablo Ingelmo, Razaz Mujallid, Olutoyin A Olutoye, Tariq Syed, Hubert Benzon, Adrian Bosenberg
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to elucidate practices and outcomes in children with craniosynostosis undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction and inform quality improvement efforts. The aim of this study is to determine perioperative management, outcomes, and complications in children undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction across North America and to delineate salient features of current practices...
February 2017: Anesthesiology
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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REVIEW
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/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
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