Patient Blood Management

Color Splash Image.jpg Research in patient blood management focuses on the following topics:

  • influence of patient blood management measures on the frequency and amount of transfusions, patient outcome, and the costs of treatment
  • understanding and monitoring of perioperative coagulation
  • development and efficacy testing of coagulation(-treatment)-algorithms

Current investigations  concerning patient blood management

  • impact of preoperative treatment of anaemia and iron deficiency in cardiac surgery on outcome (NCT02031289)
    This study investigates the success of treating preoperative anemia or iron deficiency shortly before heart surgery in preventing blood transfusion
  • effect of the administration of tranexamic acid at the site of injury on coagulation