Blood Conservation Strategies / Autologous Transfusion

18th Annual NATA Symposium

18th Annual NATA Symposium, Florence 2018The 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 scientific programme is now online.

The extended deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2017.

The second announcement can be downloaded here.

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More information about the 18th Annual NATA Symposium

Focused Update: Patient Blood Management in Liver Surgery

Patient blood management (PBM) in hepatic surgery, especially orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), still presents a formidable challenge although such procedures are performed by experienced surgical and anesthetic teams.

In a Nataonline Focused Update, Prof. Manuel Muñoz, Transfusion Medicine, University of Málaga, Spain, shows that a multidisciplinary PBM program aimed to increase preoperative red cell mass, decrease surgical blood loss, and optimize tolerance to postoperative anemia may result in a substantial reduction of transfusion requirements in liver resections and OLT.

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From the Literature

Feb 25, 2017

Published: Nov 2016

DeAndrade D, Waters JH, Triulzi DJ, et al.

Very low rate of patient-related adverse events associated with the use of intraoperative cell salvage.
Transfusion 2016;56:2768-2772.

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NATA REVIEW:
This retrospective review confirms that the use of cell salvage intraoperatively is safe, with a rate of patient-related...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Aug 2016

Meybohm P, Choorapoikayil S, Wessels A, Herrmann E, Zacharowski K, Spahn DR

Washed cell salvage in surgical patients: A review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials under PRISMA.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2016;95:e4490.

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NATA REVIEW:
In the absence of large randomised trials, meta-analyses are a useful tool to assess whether a technique is clinically...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: Oct 2015

Al-Riyami AZ, Al-Khabori M, Baskaran B, Siddiqi M, Al-Sabti H

Intra-operative cell salvage in cardiac surgery may increase platelet transfusion requirements: a cohort study.
Vox Sang 2015;109:280-286.

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NATA REVIEW:
This article gives the results of an observational study that used a historical cohort of patients as a control...
REVIEW by:
D. Thomas

Published: May 2015

Gross I, Seifert B, Hofmann A, Spahn DR

Patient blood management in cardiac surgery results in fewer transfusions and better outcome.
Transfusion 2015;55:1075-1081.

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NATA REVIEW:
Gross et al. compared transfusion and clinical data between the period prior to implementing patient...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Feb 2015

Practice guidelines for perioperative blood management: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Blood Management.
Anesthesiology 2015;122:241-275.

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NATA REVIEW:
These Practice Guidelines update “Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Transfusion and Adjuvant Therapies:...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy

Published: Oct 2014

Vonk AB, Meesters MI, van Dijk WB, et al.

Ten-year patterns in blood product utilization during cardiothoracic surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in a tertiary hospital.
Transfusion 2014;54:2608-2616.

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NATA REVIEW:
Vonk et al. describe the blood-conservation strategies and the overall consumption of red blood cells...
REVIEW by:
J.-F. Hardy