Hemostasis and Thrombosis

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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19th Annual Symposium General Information

Focused Update: European Society of Anesthesiology Guidelines on the Management of Severe Perioperative Bleeding

European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) guidelines on the management of severe perioperative bleeding (POB) were published recently.

In a Nataonline Focused Update, Prof. Kozek-Langenecker, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Evangelical Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria, and first author of the article published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, provides an overview of the recommendations.

The basis of clinical questions covered in the ESA guidelines is wide, she explains. POB management is not restricted to procoagulant strategies in overt POB but also includes patient optimization before, during and after bleeding. A web-app summarizing the key messages of the guidelines is available on the ESA website.

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From the Literature

May 21, 2018

Published: Mar 2018

Hassan K, Bayer N, Schlingloff F, et al.

Bleeding complications after use of novel oral anticoagulants in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2018;105:702-708.


The authors evaluated 81 patients treated with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) who underwent...
J. H. Levy

Published: Jan 2018

Gayet-Ageron A, Prieto-Merino D, Ker K, Shakur H, Ageron FX, Roberts I

Effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytics in acute severe haemorrhage: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from 40,138 bleeding patients.
Lancet 2018;391:125-132.


Antifibrinolytic treatment has been shown to be effective in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements...
M. Levi

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

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.


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

Published: Jan 2017

Myles PS, Smith JA, Forbes A, et al.

Tranexamic acid in patients undergoing coronary-artery surgery.
N Engl J Med 2017;376:136-148.


The Aspirin and Tranexamic Acid for Coronary Artery Surgery (ATACAS) trial was a multicentre, double-blind trial...
J.-F. Hardy