22 July 2020 (Wednesday) - Transfusion Evidence Update



The nice people at the transfusion Evidence Alert sent their update today. It was heavily biased toward COVID-19 (i.e. didn’t mention anything else) but then this is the world we live in these days.

TOP ARTICLES

International Survey of Trials of Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19 Infection
Murphy, M. F. Estcourt L. Grant-Casey J. Dzik S. (2020). Transfusion Medicine Reviews
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Venous thromboembolism in COVID-19: systematic review of reported risks and current guidelines
Fontana, P., Casini, A., Robert-Ebadi, H., Glauser, F., Righini, M. and Blondon, M. (2020).
Swiss Med Wkly

Characteristics and serological patterns of COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors: optimal donors and timing of donation
Li, L., Tong, X., Chen, H., He, R., Lv, Q., Yang, R., Zhao, L., Wang, J., Xu, H., Liu, C., Chen, G., Chen, S., Li, C., Qiao, J., Yang, J., Wu, Y. and Liu, Z. (2020).
Transfusion

Convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin for people with COVID-19: a living systematic review
Piechotta, V., Chai, K. L., Valk, S. J., Doree, C., Monsef, I., Wood, E. M., Lamikanra, A., Kimber, C., McQuilten, Z., So-Osman, C., Estcourt, L. J. and Skoetz, N. (2020).
Cochrane Database Syst Rev

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply and use of blood for transfusion
Stanworth, S. J., New, H. V., Apelseth, T. O., Brunskill, S., Cardigan, R., Doree, C., Germain, M., Goldman, M., Massey, E., Prati, D., Shehata, N., So-Osman, C. and Thachil, J. (2020).
Lancet Haematology


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