23 August 2022 (Tuesday) - Transfusion Evidence Alert Update

The nice people at the Transfusion Evidence Alert sent me their top ten new articles. Again probably too much for my poor brain to absorb in one sitting, but I’m grateful for it nonetheless…


Use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in children with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review.Bruce, G., Schulga, P., and Reynolds, B.C. (2022). Clinical Kidney Journal.

Optimal administration strategies of tranexamic acid to minimize blood loss during spinal surgery: results of a Bayesian network meta-analysis.Cao, Z., et al. (2022). Annals of Medicine.

Using tranexamic acid for an additional 24 hours postoperatively in hip and knee arthroplasty saves money: a cost analysis from the TRAC-24 randomized control trial.Karayiannis, P.N., et al. (2022). Bone & Joint Open.

Prehospital plasma is associated with survival principally in patients transferred from the scene of injury: A secondary analysis of the PAMPer trial.Lewis, R.E., et al. (2022). Surgery. [Record in Progress].

Vitamin K antagonist reversal strategies: Systematic review and network meta-analysis from the AABB.Pagano, M.B., et al. (2022). Transfusion.

Should Cell Salvage be Used in Liver Resection and Transplantation? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.Rajendran, L., et al. (2022). Annals of Surgery. [Record in Progress].

Sickle cell anaemia and severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a secondary analysis of the Transfusion and Treatment of African Children Trial (TRACT).Uyoga, S., et al. (2022). The Lancet. Child & Adolescent Health.

Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in women with four or more recurrent pregnancy losses: A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.Yamada, H., et al. (2022). EClinicalMedicine.

The effect of intravenous immunoglobulins on the outcomes of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Lai, C.C., et al. (2022). Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy. [Record in Progress].


The effectiveness of iron education through a mobile application on donor return after deferral for low hemoglobinHasan, M.I., et al. (2022). Blood transfusion= Trasfusione del sangue. [Record in Progress].PICO Summary available



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