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Meta-Analysis Backs up TXA Safety in Patients at Risk of Thrombosis

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is safe to use to prevent bleeding in patients at the time of surgery, even in those at risk of thrombosis, according to Patrick Meybohm (University Hospital Würzburg, Germany).   During the ‘To Use or Not to Use’ session, Meybohm presented evidence from a recent meta-analysis that compared the use of TXA […]

Measuring the Success of PBM in Practice – Lessons from Spain

According to the World Health Organisation, widespread implementation of patient blood management (PBM) programmes remains an urgent need.1 It is also important to evaluate how well they are working, says Elvira Bisbe (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain).   “Everyone in the audience will know how important patient blood management is to patients […]