16 August 2021 (Monday) - Transfusion Evidence Alert Update

The nice people at the Transfusion Evidence Alert sent their update today. As usual they give me information overload… but better too much than too little…


Top 10 new articles: August 2021

Each month, the NHS Blood and Transplant Systematic Review Initiative provides an overview of the most important new publications in transfusion medicine. All content is sourced from the Transfusion Evidence Library which is free to access worldwide. COVID-19 publications are included in this alert.



Results from the blood donor competence, autonomy, and relatedness enhancement (blood donor CARE) randomized trial.
France, C.R., et al. (2021). Transfusion. [Record in progress]
PICO Summary available



Knowledge of blood donation and associated factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Getie, A., et al. (2021). BMJ open.

Lack of Cost-Effectiveness of Preoperative Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents and/or Iron Therapy in Anaemic, Elective Surgery Patients: A Systematic Review and Updated Analysis.
Avau, B., et al. (2021). PharmacoEconomics. [Record in progress]

Platelet-to-red blood cell ratio and mortality in bleeding trauma patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kleinveld, D.J.B., et al. (2021). Transfusion.

Outcome measures used in clinical research evaluating pre-hospital blood component transfusion in traumatically injured bleeding patients: A systematic review.
Tucker, H., et al. (2021). The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. [Record in progress]

Expected individual benefit of prophylactic platelet transfusions in hemato-oncology patients based on bleeding risks.
Cornelissen, L.L., et al. (2021). Transfusion. [Record in progress]

Effect of parachute delivery on red blood cell (RBC) and plasma quality measures of blood for transfusion.
Bates, M., et al. (2021). Transfusion.

Oral tranexamic acid for an additional 24 hours postoperatively versus a single preoperative intravenous dose for reducing blood loss in total hip arthroplasty: results of a randomized controlled trial (TRAC-24).
Magill, P., et al. (2021). The Bone & Joint Journal.

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