16 November 2020 (Monday) - Transfusion Evidence Alert Update

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…


Iron status and self-reported fatigue in blood donors
BR, Spencer., et al., Transfusion 2020
PICO Summary available


Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia before major abdominal surgery (PREVENTT): a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial. Richards, T., et al (2020) Lancet

Effect of Out-of-Hospital Tranexamic Acid vs Placebo on 6-Month Functional Neurologic Outcomes in Patients With Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Rowell, S.E., et al. (2020) Jama

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


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