Blood Conservation Strategies / Autologous Transfusion

21st Annual NATA Symposium

21st Annual NATA Symposium, Athens 2020The 21st Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis will take place on April 23-24, 2020 in Athens, Greece.

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

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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

Jan 18, 2020

Published: Dec 2019

Kaserer A, Rössler J, Braun J, et al.

Impact of a Patient Blood Management monitoring and feedback programme on allogeneic blood transfusions and related costs.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:1534-1541.


While Patient Blood Management (PBM) is becoming a new standard worldwide with evidence-based and expert consensus...
S. M. Goobie

Published: Aug 2019

Sullivan IJ, Ralph CJ

Obstetric intra-operative cell salvage: a review of an established cell salvage service with 1170 re-infused cases.
Anaesthesia 2019;74:976-983.


This is a retrospective report of 10 years of obstetrical cell salvage use in a single hospital. The authors...
J. H. Waters

Published: May 2019

Althoff FC, Neb H, Herrmann E, et al.

Multimodal patient blood management program based on a three-pillar strategy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ann Surg 2019;269:794-804.


This systematic review and meta-analysis focused on the implementation of a comprehensive PBM approach. Studies...
B. Froessler

Published: Feb 2018

Boer C, Meesters MI, Milojevic M, et al.

2017 EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2018;32:88-120.


There is growing evidence that patient blood management (PBM) is becoming "standard of care" in major surgery...
P. Van der Linden

Published: Jun 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;57:1347-1358.


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

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.


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