18th Annual NATA Symposium

17th Annual NATA Symposium, Prague 2015The 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 deadline for abstract submission is December 19, 2016.

The first announcement can be downloaded here in PDF format and here in Powerpoint format.

More information will be posted on Nataonline shortly.

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Slide Presentations from the 16th Annual NATA Symposium, Prague, 2015

We are pleased to provide NATA members with PDF versions of presentations delivered at past NATA symposia. These presentations are made available for NATA members with permission from the authors and may have been modified to remove unpublished or copyrighted material.

To access presentations from the 16th Annual NATA Symposium, which was held in Prague on April 16-17, 2015, please log-in and go to the "Members' Area" section or click on the link below.
Slide Presentations from the 16th Annual NATA Symposium


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

Jun 27, 2016

Published: Jul 2016

Froessler B, Palm P, Weber I, Hodyl NA, Singh R, Murphy EM

The important role for intravenous iron in perioperative patient blood management in major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
Ann Surg 2016;264:41-46.


In this study, patients with confirmed iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) scheduled for major abdominal surgery (mostly...
M. Muñoz

Published: Jun 2016

Baharoglu MI, Cordonnier C, Salman RA, et al.

Platelet transfusion versus standard care after acute stroke due to spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage associated with antiplatelet therapy (PATCH): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial.
Lancet 2016;387:2605-2613.


Essential reading for all. A reminder that however logical a therapy might be (giving platelets to those with...
B. J. Hunt

Published: Jun 2016

Klein AA, Collier TJ, Brar MS, et al.

The incidence and importance of anaemia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in the UK - the first Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists national audit.
Anaesthesia 2016;71:627-635.


Klein and colleagues performed a national audit in the UK in order to evaluate the incidence and clinical impact...
C. Boer

Published: Jun 2016

Gonzalez E, Moore EE, Moore HB, et al.

Goal-directed hemostatic resuscitation of trauma-induced coagulopathy: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial comparing a viscoelastic assay to conventional coagulation assays.
Ann Surg 2016;263:1051-1059.


In a pragmatic RCT, Gonzalez and colleagues from Denver, CO, USA, show that resuscitation guided by a viscoelastic...
J. Stensballe

Published: May 2016

Wafaisade A, Lefering R, Bouillon B, Böhmer AB, Gässler M, Ruppert M

Prehospital administration of tranexamic acid in trauma patients.
Crit Care 2016;20:143.


In this retrospective study, Wafaisade et al. investigated the effect of prehospital administration...
S. R. Ostrowski

Published: Apr 2016

Hogervorst EK, Rosseel PM, van de Watering LM, et al.

Intraoperative anemia and single red blood cell transfusion during cardiac surgery: an assessment of postoperative outcome including patients refusing blood transfusion.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:363-372.


This study by Hogervorst et al. is an extensive database analysis that has some methodological problems...
C. von Heymann