The SubCom directly produced a letter to comment the ESA guidelines on hemostasis management. This was published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and signed by the SubCom members of the BoD.

Dietrich W, Faraoni D, von Heymann C, Bolliger D, Ranucci M, Sander M, Rosseel P.
"ESA guidelines on the management of severe perioperative bleeding: comments on behalf of the Subcommittee on Transfusion and Haemostasis of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists"
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2014 Apr;31(4):239-41.

Endorsed by EACTA and SCA:

Faraoni D, Samama CM, Ranucci M, Dietrich W, Levy JH.
"Perioperative management of new oral anticoagulants: an international survey.";
Clinics Lab Med 2014 In press.

Three members of the SubCom participated in the development of the Universal Definition of Perioperative Bleeding, recently published:


Dyke C, Aronson S, Dietrich W, Hofmann A, Karkouti K, Levi M, Murphy GJ, Sellke FW, Shore-Lesserson L, von Heymann C, Ranucci M.
"Universal definition of perioperative bleeding in adult cardiac surgery."
J Thorac Cardiovasc  Surg. 2014 May;147(5):1458-1463.


Other articles published by at least 2 members of the subcom:


Song HK, von Heymann C, Jespersen CM, Karkouti K, Korte W, Levy JH, Ranucci M, Saugstrup T, Sellke FW.
"Safe application of a restrictive transfusion protocol in moderate-risk patients undergoing cardiac operations."
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1630-5


Karkouti K, von Heymann C, Jespersen CM, Korte W, Levy JH, Ranucci M, Sellke FW, Song HK.
"Efficacy and safety of recombinant factor XIII on reducing blood transfusions in cardiac surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial."
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct;146(4):927-39.


Future activities:


survey of the use of PCCs and thrombotic complications (Wulf Dietrich); sytematic review on management of anticoagulation and bleeding on ECMO (David Faraoni)
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