Global Advisory Panel on Corporate Governance and Risk Management of Blood Services in Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Scientific Publications

On a monthly basis, the Belgian Red Cross Centre for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBaP) pro-actively searches for the most recent systematic reviews in Pubmed that are relevant to blood banking: 

Last updated: 07/04/2022

  • Taheri Soodejani M, Haghdoost AA, Okhovati M, Zolala F, Baneshi MR, Sedaghat A, Tabatabaei SM. Incidence of adverse reaction in blood donation: A systematic review. Am J Blood Res. 2020;10(5):145-150. No doi number available.

  • Malkin M, Nevo A, Brundage SI, Schreiber M. Effectiveness and safety of whole blood compared to balanced blood components in resuscitation of hemorrhaging trauma patients - A systematic review. Injury. 2021;52(2):182-188.

  • Baccaglini W, Rodrigues AFS, Glina FP, Dall'Aqua V, Glina S, Lopes Neto AC. Tranexamic acid use for hemorrhagic events prevention in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Endourol. 2022;Epub ahead of print.  
  • Carson JL, Stanworth SJ, Dennis JA, Trivella M, Roubinian N, Fergusson DA, Triulzi D, Dorée C, Hébert PC. Transfusion thresholds for guiding red blood cell transfusion. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021;12(12):CD002042.
  • Chiem C, Alghamdi K, Nguyen T, Han JH, Huo H, Jackson D. The impact of COVID-19 on blood transfusion services: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Transfus Med Hemother. 2021;30:1-12. DOI number not available.
  • Deschner M, Vasanthamohan L, Zayed S, Lazo-Langner A, Palma D, D'Souza D, Omar Gilani S, Gabriel Boldt R, Solh Z. The impact of red blood cell transfusion on mortality and treatment efficacy in patients treated with radiation: A systematic review. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2021;33:23-29.
  • Geneen LJ, Kimber C, Doree C, Stanworth S, Shah A. Efficacy and safety of intravenous iron therapy for treating anaemia in critically ill adults: A rapid systematic review with meta-analysis. Transfus Med Rev. 2021;Epub ahead of print.
  • Huang L, Li P, Gu X, Zhao R, Ma X, Wei X. The administration of tranexamic acid for corrective surgery involving eight or more spinal levels: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Asian J Surg. 2022;45(2):681-688.
  • Hurskainen T, Deng MX, Etherington C, Burns JK, Martin Calderon L, Moher D, Edwards W, Boet S. Tranexamic acid for prevention of bleeding in cesarean delivery: An overview of systematic reviews. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2022;66(1):3-16.
  • Kaka S, Jahangirnia A, Beauregard N, Davis A, Tinmouth A, Chin-Yee N. Red blood cell transfusion in myelodysplastic syndromes: A systematic review. Transfus Med. 2022;32(1):3-23.
  • Kao YC, Lin DZ, Lee SL, Chen C, Wang HJ, Chiu WK. Assisted therapy with platelet-rich plasma for burn patients: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Burns. 2021;47(5):1012-1023.  
  • Koh A, Adiamah A, Gomez D, Sanyal S. Safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid to minimise perioperative bleeding in hepatic surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Surg. 2022;46(2):441-449.
  • Maimaitiming M, Zhang C, Xie J, Zheng Z, Luo H, Ooi OC. Impact of restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy on thrombosis-related events: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Vox Sang. 2022;Epub ahead of print.
  • Meyer J, Cirocchi R, Di Saverio S, Ris F, Wheeler J, Davies RJ. Pre-operative iron increases haemoglobin concentration before abdominal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Sci Rep. 2022;12(1):2158.
  • Nasir U, Waheed TA, Ahuja KR, Sandhu CS, Ameen M, Hope EJ. Transfusion strategies in patients with acute coronary syndrome and anemia: A meta-analysis. Egypt Heart J. 2022;74(1):17.
  • Neoh K, Page A, Chin-Yee N, Doree C, Bennett MI. Practice review: Evidence-based and effective management of anaemia in palliative care patients. Palliat Med. 2022;Epub ahead of print. No working DOI number available.
  • Paton MCB, Wall DA, Elwood N, Chiang KY, Cowie G, Novak I, Finch-Edmondson M. Safety of allogeneic umbilical cord blood infusions for the treatment of neurological conditions: A systematic review of clinical studies. Cytotherapy. 2022;24(1):2-9.
  • Ren J, Qian D, Wu J, Ni L, Qian W, Zhao G, Huang C, Liu X, Zou Y, Xing W. Safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Front Neurol. 2022;12:710495.
  • Seeber P, Döbel KU, Isbister JP, Murray K, Shander A, Trentino KM, Lucas M. Mortality and morbidity in non-transfusable and transfusable patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Transfusion. 2021;Epub ahead of print.
  • Shah A, Chester-Jones M, Dutton SJ, Marian IR, Barber VS, Griffith DM, Singleton J, Wray K, James T, Drakesmith H, Robbins PA, Frise MC, Young JD, Walsh TS, McKechnie SR, Stanworth SJ; INTACT Investigators. Intravenous iron to treat anaemia following critical care: a multicentre feasibility randomised trial. Br J Anaesth. 2022;128(2):272-282.  
  • Tang G, Zhang L, Huang W, Wei Z. Iron supplementation effectively ameliorates anemia and reduces the need for blood transfusion in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery: A meta-analysis. Nutr Cancer. 2021:10:1-10.
  • Traube C, Tucci M, Nellis ME, Avery KL, McQuillen PS, Fitzgerald JC, Muszynski JA, Cholette JM, Schwarz AJ, Stalets EL, Quaid MA, Hanson SJ, Lacroix J, Reeder RW, Spinella PC; Transfusion-Associated Delirium ABC-PICU Study Group. Transfusion-associated delirium in children: No difference between short storage versus standard issue RBCs. Crit Care Med. 2022;50(2):173-182.
  • Wang C, Kou H, Li X, Lan J. Association between preoperative blood transfusion and postoperative venous thromboembolism: Review meta-analysis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021;73:463-472.
  • Yang S, Zhang MC, Leong R, Mbuagbaw L, Crowther M, Li A. Iron chelation therapy in patients with low- to intermediate-risk myelodysplastic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Haematol. 2021;Epub ahead op print.
  • Yoon U, Bartoszko J, Bezinover D, Biancofiore G, Forkin KT, Rahman S, Spiro M, Raptis DA, Kang Y; Working Group. Intraoperative transfusion management, antifibrinolytic therapy, coagulation monitoring and the impact on short-term outcomes after liver transplantation - A systematic review of the literature and expert panel recommendations. Clin Transplant. 2022;Epub ahead of print.
  • Zhang Y, Xu Z, Huang Y, Ye Q, Xie N, Zeng L, Lian X, Dai Y, Chen J, He P, Tan N, Liu Y. Restrictive vs. liberal red blood cell transfusion strategy in patients with acute myocardial infarction and anemia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021;8:736163.  
  • Zou ZY, He LX, Yao YT. Tranexamic acid reduces postoperative blood loss in Chinese pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2022;101(9):e28966.


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