19th Annual NATA Symposium

18th Annual NATA Symposium, Florence 2018The 19th Annual NATA Symposium will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 12-13, 2018.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2018.

A preliminary version of the scientific programme is available.

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Management of anaemia and haematinic deficiencies in pregnancy and in the post-partum period: NATA consensus statement

This multidisciplinary consensus statement, which was published online in Transfusion Medicine on July 19 with open access, provides recommendations on the management of anaemia and haematinic deficiencies in pregnancy and in the postpartum period as part of patient blood management (PBM) in obstetrics.

It was developed by NATA in collaboration with the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG).

The recommendations in this consensus statement are intended for use by clinical practitioners managing perinatal care of women in all settings, and by policy-makers in charge of decision making for the update of clinical practice in health care establishments.

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From the Literature

Mar 18, 2018

Published: Jan 2018

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Antifibrinolytic treatment has been shown to be effective in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements...
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Published: Nov 2017

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Restrictive or liberal red-cell transfusion for cardiac surgery.
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The comparison between liberal and restrictive transfusion strategies has been the topic of intense debate. To...
D. Faraoni

Published: Nov 2017

Di Angelantonio E, Thompson SG, Kaptoge S, et al.

Efficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation (INTERVAL): a randomised trial of 45 000 donors.
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A sufficient blood supply enables life-saving transfusions for many clinical situations, mostly in trauma and...
R. Moog

Published: Oct 2017

Andrews B, Semler MW, Muchemwa L, et al.

Effect of an early resuscitation protocol on in-hospital mortality among adults with sepsis and hypotension: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA 2017;318:1233-1240.


This single-centre, randomised, controlled, non-blinded study evaluated the potential beneficial effect of an...
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2017

Boer C, Meesters MI, Milojevic M, et al.

2017 EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017; Sep 30 [Epub ahead of print].


There is growing evidence that patient blood management (PBM) is becoming "standard of care" in major surgery...
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jun 2017

Mesar T, Larentzakis A, Dzik W, Chang Y, Velmahos G, Yeh DD

Association between ratio of fresh frozen plasma to red blood cells during massive transfusion and survival among patients without traumatic injury.
JAMA Surg 2017;152:574-580.


Following reports from US military and civilian trauma centres, the practice of transfusing massively bleeding...
J.-F. Hardy