Hemostasis and Thrombosis

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.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 25, 2019.

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20th 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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Published: Aug 2018

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The authors evaluated 81 patients treated with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) who underwent...
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Published: Jan 2018

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