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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220499/three-year-follow-up-of-implementation-of-evidence-based-transfusion-practice-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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A Norgaard, J Stensballe, T H de Lichtenberg, J O White, A Perner, M Wanscher, J Hillingsø, M L Holm, M Mau-Sørensen, H Sillesen, L Kjeldsen, C Bäck, J Nielsen, J Seeberg, M B Hansen, P I Johansson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Traditionally, Denmark has had a high rate of allogeneic red blood cell transfusion caused by a liberal transfusion practice despite the existence of restrictive guidelines. We established a Patient Blood Management programme in a tertiary hospital and report the results of the implementation of evidence-based transfusion practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Red blood cell transfusion quality indicators were compared with the evidence-based guideline at hospital and department level...
February 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194656/all-blood-counts-a-manual-for-blood-conservation-and-patient-blood-management-thomas-dafydd-john-thompson-biddy-ridler-editors-tfm-publishing-limited-castle-hill-barns-nr-shrewbury-sy5-6lx-2016-59-95-usd-80-cdn-530-pages-isbn-978-1-903378-95-3
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165794/patient-blood-management-an-update-of-current-guidance-in-clinical-practice
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Jayne Peters, Kate Pendry
Patient blood management is a global, evidence-based, multidisciplinary initiative to reduce unnecessary blood transfusion while optimizing other available techniques. This article summarizes current patient blood management strategies and highlights future developments in UK practice.
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164305/single-unit-transfusions-and-hemoglobin-trigger-relative-impact-on-red-cell-utilization
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William W Yang, Rajiv N Thakkar, Eric A Gehrie, Weiyun Chen, Steven M Frank
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) programs can reduce unnecessary transfusions, but the optimal methods used to achieve this effect are unclear. We tested the hypothesis that encouraging single-unit red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in stable patients would have a greater impact on blood use than compliance with a specific hemoglobin (Hb) transfusion trigger alone. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We analyzed blood utilization data at three community hospitals without previous PBM efforts before and after implementing a PBM program...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151388/peri-operative-treatment-of-anaemia-in-major-orthopaedic-surgery-a-practical-approach-from-spain
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REVIEW
Elvira Bisbe, Misericordia Basora, María J Colomina
In patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery, pre-operative anaemia, peri-operative bleeding and a liberal transfusion policy are the main risk factors for requiring red blood cell transfusion (RBCT). The clinical and economic disadvantages of RBCT have led to the development and implementation of multidisciplinary, multimodal, individualised strategies, collectively termed patient blood management, which aim to reduce RBCT and improve patients' clinical outcome and safety. Within a patient blood management programme, low pre-operative haemoglobin is one of the few modifiable risk factors for RBCT...
January 26, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150313/improved-outcomes-and-reduced-costs-associated-with-a-health-system-wide-patient-blood-management-program-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-four-major-adult-tertiary-care-hospitals
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Michael F Leahy, Axel Hofmann, Simon Towler, Kevin M Trentino, Sally A Burrows, Stuart G Swain, Jeffrey Hamdorf, Trudi Gallagher, Audrey Koay, Gary C Geelhoed, Shannon L Farmer
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) programs are associated with improved patient outcomes, reduced transfusions and costs. In 2008, the Western Australia Department of Health initiated a comprehensive health-system-wide PBM program. This study assesses program outcomes. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 605,046 patients admitted to four major adult tertiary-care hospitals between July 2008 and June 2014. Outcome measures were red blood cell (RBC), fresh-frozen plasma (FFP), and platelet units transfused; single-unit RBC transfusions; pretransfusion hemoglobin levels; elective surgery patients anemic at admission; product and activity-based costs of transfusion; in-hospital mortality; length of stay; 28-day all-cause emergency readmissions; and hospital-acquired complications...
February 2, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092401/randomized-clinical-trial-of-preoperative-oral-versus-intravenous-iron-in-anaemic-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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B D Keeler, J A Simpson, O Ng, H Padmanabhan, M J Brookes, A G Acheson
BACKGROUND: Treatment of preoperative anaemia is recommended as part of patient blood management, aiming to minimize perioperative allogeneic red blood cell transfusion. No clear evidence exists outlining which treatment modality should be used in patients with colorectal cancer. The study aimed to compare the efficacy of preoperative intravenous and oral iron in reducing blood transfusion use in anaemic patients undergoing elective colorectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Anaemic patients with non-metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma were recruited at least 2 weeks before surgery and randomized to receive oral (ferrous sulphate) or intravenous (ferric carboxymaltose) iron...
February 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072934/aetiology-of-preoperative-anaemia-in-patients-undergoing-elective-cardiac-surgery-the-challenge-of-pillar-one-of-patient-blood-management
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J Abraham, R Sinha, K Robinson, V Scotland, D Cardone
Preoperative anaemia is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Whilst there is a strong association with increased morbidity and mortality, it is currently unclear whether treatment of anaemia leads to patient benefit. This retrospective study aimed to determine the aetiology of preoperative anaemia in a cohort of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery over two years at a tertiary hospital. Laboratory data obtained at the preoperative assessment clinic visit were assessed to stratify patients into four groups-iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), possible IDA, anaemia of chronic disease (ACD) and non-anaemic patients with low ferritin according to the 'Preoperative haemoglobin assessment and optimisation template' of the Australian Patient Blood Management (PBM) Guidelines...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007726/patient-blood-management-a-role-for-pharmacists
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Aryeh Shander, Jeff Nemeth, Joseph E Cruz, Mazyar Javidroozi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914900/re-the-important-role-for-intravenous-iron-in-perioperative-patient-blood-management-in-major-abdominal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Matthew J Young, Aidan P Noon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: European Urology
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/27898431/improving-outcome-of-trauma-patients-by-implementing-patient-blood-management
#12
Christoph Füllenbach, Kai Zacharowski, Patrick Meybohm
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patient blood management aims to improve patient outcome and safety by reducing the number of unnecessary red blood cell transfusions and vitalizing patient-specific anemia reserves. While this is increasingly recognized as best clinical practice in elective surgery, the implementation in the setting of trauma is restrained because of typically nonelective (emergency) surgery and, in specific circumstances, allogeneic blood transfusions as life-saving therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Viscoelastic diagnostics allow a precise identification of trauma-induced coagulopathy...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878812/perioperative-blood-transfusion-does-it-influence-survival-and-cancer-progression-in-metastatic-spine-tumor-surgery
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Aye Sandar Zaw, Shashidhar B Kantharajanna, Karthikeyan Maharajan, Barry Tan, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques for spinal metastases, there is often substantial blood loss, resulting in patients requiring blood transfusion during the perioperative period. Allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) has been the main replenishment method for lost blood. However, the impact of ABT on cancer-related outcomes has been controversial in various studies. We aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative ABT on disease progression and survival in patients undergoing metastatic spinal tumor surgery (MSTS)...
February 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873340/adequacy-of-physician-documentation-and-correlation-with-assessment-of-transfusion-appropriateness-a-follow-up-study-in-the-setting-of-prospective-audits-and-patient-blood-management
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Emilio Madrigal, Shyam Prajapati, Vaidehi Avadhani, Kyle Annen, Mark T Friedman
BACKGROUND: A previous study in our hospitals correlated suboptimal documentation and failure to justify transfusions. In light of implemented blood-conservation strategies, including patient blood management (PBM) and prospective audits (PAs), we performed a follow-up study. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We reviewed prospectively audited red blood cell (RBC) transfusions received by adult patients from January to July 2014. Survey forms were used to assess the level of documentation and to classify documentation as adequate, intermediate, or inadequate...
November 21, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870741/relationship-between-preoperative-anemia-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-children-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
#15
David Faraoni, James A DiNardo, Susan M Goobie
BACKGROUND: The relationship between preoperative anemia and in-hospital mortality has not been investigated in the pediatric surgical population. We hypothesized that children with preoperative anemia undergoing noncardiac surgery may have an increased risk of in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We identified all children between 1 and 18 years of age with a recorded preoperative hematocrit (HCT) in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) pediatric databases...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870740/patient-blood-management-an-international-perspective
#16
Quentin Eichbaum, Michael Murphy, Yu Liu, Isaac Kajja, Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar, Cees Th Smit Sibinga, Hua Shan
This article describes practices in patient blood management (PBM) in 4 countries on different continents that may provide insights for anesthesiologists and other physicians working in global settings. The article has its foundation in the proceedings of a session at the 2014 AABB annual meeting during which international experts from England, Uganda, China, and Brazil presented the programs and implementation strategies in PBM developed in their respective countries. To systematize the review and enhance the comparability between these countries on different continents, authors were requested to respond to the same set of 6 key questions with respect to their country's PBM program(s)...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859432/how-i-train-specialists-in-transfusion-medicine
#17
Lawrence Tim Goodnough, Michael F Murphy
BACKGROUND: The changing focus of transfusion medicine (TM) toward the hospital rather than the blood center and the involvement of TM specialists in a wide range of patient blood management and other specialist activities in the hospital, rather than just blood bank activities, means that the training of the transfusion specialists of the future should be under constant review. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We provide overviews of the current training programs of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the United States and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board in the United Kingdom, along with specific descriptions of our own training programs at Stanford and Oxford...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831976/review-of-patient-blood-management-success-and-potential-in-the-future-by-spahn-dr-in-ann-surg-264-212-213-2016
#18
Kelly P Schultz, Larry H Hollier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816130/anesthesia-for-patients-with-anemia
#19
REVIEW
Aryeh Shander, Gregg P Lobel, Mazyar Javidroozi
Anemia is a common and often ignored condition in surgical patients. Anemia is usually multifactorial and iron deficiency and inflammation are commonly involved. An exacerbating factor in surgical patients is iatrogenic blood loss. Anemia has been repeatedly shown to be an independent predictor of worse outcomes. Patient blood management (PBM) provides a multimodality framework for prevention and management of anemia and related risk factors. The key strategies in PBM include support of hematopoiesis and improving hemoglobin level, optimizing coagulation and hemostasis, use of interdisciplinary blood conservation modalities, and patient-centered decision making throughout the course of care...
December 2016: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799175/evaluation-of-clinical-practice-in-perioperative-patient-blood-management
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D M Baron, P G H Metnitz, T Fellinger, B Metnitz, A Rhodes, S A Kozek-Langenecker
BACKGROUND: Several guidelines have been published to facilitate implementation of patient blood management (PBM). This study was performed to evaluate clinical practices in PBM. METHODS: An online survey based on the guidelines for the management of severe perioperative bleeding from the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) was conducted among ESA members. We assessed characteristic data of participating physicians, preoperative assessment of bleeding risk and anaemia, intraoperative transfusion practices, specific pharmacologic treatment of significant bleeding, and clinical use of PBM algorithms...
November 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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