The nice people at the Transfusion Evidence Alert sent their missive today. Quite a lot of stuff of interest, much about iron, and for once not focussing on COVID-19…
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Iron status and self-reported fatigue in blood donors
Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia before major abdominal surgery (PREVENTT): a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial. Richards, T., et al (2020) Lancet
Systematic review of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency anemia using intravenous (iv) iron across multiple indications.
Numan, S. and Kaluza, K., (2020) Current Medical Research and Opinion
The effect of massive transfusion protocol implementation on the survival of trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Consunji, R., et al. (2020) Blood Transfusion
The use of whole blood in traumatic bleeding: a systematic review. Cruciani, M., et al. (2020) Internal and Emergency Medicine
Phase II multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial on the efficacy of intra-articular injection of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells with platelet rich plasma for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Lamo-Espinosa, J.M., et al. (2020) Journal of Translational Medicine
Prevalence of Transfusion Transmissible Infections in Beta-Thalassemia Major Patients in Pakistan: A Systematic Review.
Ehsan, H., et al. (2020) Cureus