20th Annual NATA Symposium

20th Annual NATA Symposium, Berlin 2019The 20th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis will take place on April 4-5, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The preliminary scientific programme is available online.

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Patient blood management in obstetrics: prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage. A NATA consensus statement

Postpartum haemorrhage remains a common obstetric emergency and is the leading cause for maternal mortality worldwide.

The aim of this multidisciplinary consensus statement, published online ahead of print in Blood Transfusion on February 6, 2019, is to provide recommendations on the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage as part of patient blood management in obstetrics.

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

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From the Literature

Mar 20, 2019

Published: Feb 2019

Kuiper GJAJM, van Egmond LT, Henskens YMC, et al.

Shifts of transfusion demand in cardiac surgery after implementation of rotational thromboelastometry-guided transfusion protocols: analysis of the HEROES-CS observational, prospective open cohort database
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019;33:307-317.


In this study, Kuiper et al. compared outcome after cardiac surgery in terms of bleeding, rethoracotomies,...
H. B. Ravn

Published: Jan 2019

Curley A, Stanworth SJ, Willoughby K, et al.

Randomized trial of platelet-transfusion thresholds in neonates.
N Engl J Med 2019;380:242-251.


In this multicentre trial, infants born at less than 34 weeks of gestation and in whom severe thrombocytopenia...
T. Haas

Published: Dec 2018

Krag M, Marker S, Perner A, et al.

Pantoprazole in patients at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding in the ICU.
N Engl J Med 2018;379:2199-2208.


This European multicentre trial randomised ICU patients to receive 40 mg of IV pantoprazole or placebo...
J. H. Levy

Published: Dec 2018

Goobie SM, Zurakowski D, Glotzbecker MP, et al.

Tranexamic acid is efficacious at decreasing the rate of blood loss in adolescent scoliosis surgery: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2018;100:2024-2032.


Posterior spinal fusion is a complex surgical procedure indicated to correct spinal deformation in idiopathic...
D. Faraoni

Published: Dec 2018

Ray WA, Chung CP, Murray KT, et al.

Association of oral anticoagulants and proton pump inhibitor cotherapy with hospitalization for upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding.
JAMA 2018;320:2221-2230.


A huge study showing that during 754 389 person-years of anticoagulant treatment with apixaban, dabigatran,...
B. J. Hunt

Published: Sep 2018

Mazer CD, Whitlock RP, Fergusson DA, et al.

Six-month outcomes after restrictive or liberal transfusion for cardiac surgery.
N Engl J Med 2018;379:1224-1233.


In this follow-up article to the TRICS III trial, the authors report the clinical outcomes of moderate- to high-risk...
J.-F. Hardy