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18th Annual NATA Symposium

18th Annual NATA Symposium, Florence 2018The 18th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis, which took place in Florence on April 20-21 was a great success, with close to 600 participants from over 45 countries.

Get a glimpse of this great educational meeting in this short video clip.

The 19th Annual NATA Symposium will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 12-13, 2018.

The deadline for abstract submission is December 20, 2017. More information will be posted here shortly.


From the Literature

Aug 18, 2017

Published: Nov 2016

Heddle NM, Cook RJ, Arnold DM, et al.

Effect of short-term vs. long-term blood storage on mortality after transfusion.
N Engl J Med 2016;375:1937-1945.

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NATA REVIEW:
The impact of storage time of packed red blood cells (RBCs) on patient outcome has been a topic of heated controversy....
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Nov 2016

Carson JL, Guyatt G, Heddle NM, et al.

Clinical practice guidelines from the AABB: red blood cell transfusion thresholds and storage.
JAMA 2016;316:2025-2035.

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NATA REVIEW:
The AABB has updated its guidelines on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and storage issues. In summary, the authors...
REVIEW by:
J. Lacroix

Published: Nov 2016

Muenster S, Beloiartsev A, Yu B, et al.

Exposure of stored packed erythrocytes to nitric oxide prevents transfusion-associated pulmonary hypertension.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study investigated the potential role of of nitric oxide (NO) treatment of stored red blood cells (RBCs)...
REVIEW by:
M. Piagnerelli

Published: Sep 2016

Chung KW, Basavaraju SV, Mu Y, et al.

Declining blood collection and utilization in the United States.
Transfusion 2016;56:2184-2192.

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NATA REVIEW:
The authors report an analysis of the 2013 Blood Collection and Utilization Survey results by the US Department...
REVIEW by:
L. T. Goodnough

Published: Sep 2016

Chassé M, Tinmouth A, English SW, et al.

Association of blood donor age and sex with recipient survival after red blood cell transfusion.
JAMA Intern Med 2016;176:1307-1314.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study investigated the impact of blood donor age and gender on RBC transfusion outcome. In solid organ transplantation,...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog

Published: Aug 2016

Yazer MH, Jackson B, Beckman N, et al.

Changes in blood center red blood cell distributions in the era of patient blood management: the trends for collection (TFC) study.
Transfusion 2016;56:1965-1973.

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NATA REVIEW:
This study is about the modification of red blood cell (RBC) distribution of blood centres after the introduction...
REVIEW by:
R. Moog