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

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presentations are made available for NATA members with permission from the authors and may have been modified to remove unpublished or copyrighted material.

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Slide Presentations from the 16th 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

Apr 26, 2017

Published: Mar 2017

Ad N, Holmes SD, Patel J, et al.

The impact of a multidisciplinary blood conservation protocol on patient outcomes and cost after cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017;153:597-605.

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NATA REVIEW:
This before-and-after study confirms that a standardised intraoperative blood conservation programme including...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Mar 2017

Barile L, Fominskiy E, Di Tomasso N, et al.

Acute normovolemic hemodilution reduces allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Anesth Analg 2017;124:743-752.

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NATA REVIEW:
This meta-analysis, which includes 29 randomised controlled trials for a total of 2439 patients, evaluates...
REVIEW by:
P. Van der Linden

Published: Feb 2017

Leahy MF, Hofmann A, Towler S, et al.

Improved outcomes and reduced costs associated with a health-system-wide patient blood management program: a retrospective observational study in four major adult tertiary-care hospitals.
Transfusion 2017; Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].

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NATA REVIEW:
"Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are the de facto standard for answering clinical questions, delivering the...
REVIEW by:
J. Meier

Published: Jan 2017

Sebastian R, Ratliff T, Winch PD, et al.

Revisiting acute normovolemic hemodilution and blood transfusion during pediatric cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study.
Paediatr Anaesth 2017;27:85-90.

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NATA REVIEW:
Children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are at high risk of being exposed to relatively...
REVIEW by:
D. Faraoni

Published: Jan 2017

Meybohm P, Richards T, Isbister J, et al.

Patient blood management bundles to facilitate implementation.
Transfus Med Rev 2017;31:62-71.

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NATA REVIEW:
How to cook a patient blood management programme! In this 'position paper', a group of well-known...
REVIEW by:
S. Lasocki

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