18th Annual NATA Symposium

18th Annual NATA Symposium, Florence 2018The 18th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis will take place at the Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center in Florence, Italy, on April 20-21, 2017.

The scientific programme is now online.

The extended deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2017.

The second announcement can be downloaded here.

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AAGBI guidelines: the use of blood components and their alternatives 2016

This consensus document, published in the July issue of Anaesthesia, was produced by members of a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI). The document has been reviewed and endorsed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and NATA.

The authors emphasize the importance of a transfusion practice based on current, scientific, evidence-based knowledge, and note that a multidisciplinary approach that aims to benefit patients by the reduction in inappropriate transfusions is paramount.
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From the Literature

May 28, 2017

Published: Mar 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; Mar 8 [Epub ahead of print].

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

Published: Mar 2017

Ad N, Holmes SD, Patel J, et al.

The impact of a multidisciplinary blood conservation protocol on patient outcomes and cost after cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017;153:597-605.

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NATA REVIEW:
This before-and-after study confirms that a standardised intraoperative blood conservation programme including...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Feb 2017

Bergamin FS, Almeida JP, Landoni G, et al.

Liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategy in critically ill oncologic patients: the Transfusion Requirements in Critically Ill Oncologic Patients randomized controlled trial.
Crit Care Med 2017; Feb 24 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
Liberal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in critically ill oncology patients – Is liberal better in this population...
REVIEW by:
J. Stensballe

Published: Feb 2017

van Adrichem RA, Nemeth B, Algra A, et al.

Thromboprophylaxis after knee arthroscopy and lower-leg casting.
N Engl J Med 2017;376:515-525.

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NATA REVIEW:
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis has always been a matter of debate in moderate-risk orthopaedic procedures....
REVIEW by:
C.-M. Samama

Published: Feb 2017

Leahy MF, Hofmann A, Towler S, et al.

Improved outcomes and reduced costs associated with a health-system-wide patient blood management program: a retrospective observational study in four major adult tertiary-care hospitals.
Transfusion 2017; Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
"Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are the de facto standard for answering clinical questions, delivering the...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Jan 2017

Oyeniyi BT, Fox EE, Scerbo M, Tomasek JS, Wade CE, Holcomb JB

Trends in 1029 trauma deaths at a level 1 trauma center: Impact of a bleeding control bundle of care.
Injury 2017;48:5-12.

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NATA REVIEW:
Over the last decade the age of trauma patients and injury mortality have increased, and in the same period many...
REVIEW by:
S. R. Ostrowski