19th Annual NATA Symposium

19th Annual NATA Symposium, Florence 2018The 19th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis took place on April 12-13, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

This year, 580 delegates from 38 countries participated in the symposium and there was a record local attendance of 167 attendees from Portugal.

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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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Published: Apr 2018

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Published: Jan 2018

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Published: Nov 2017

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Published: Nov 2017

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Published: Oct 2017

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