LearnTransfusion Series

Journal Club: Effect of Fibrinogen Concentrate vs Cryoprecipitate on Blood Component Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery: The FIBRES Randomized Clinical Trial

When: 
November 12, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)
Where: 

Toronto/Webinar

Presented by:

Dr. Catherine Dubé
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
University of Toronto

Objectives:

1.  To briefly review guidelines supporting fibrinogen replacement in cardiac surgery.
2.  To summarize preceding evidence comparing fibrinogen concentrates and cryoprecipitate.
3.  To present the findings of the FIBRES study and discuss potential impact on transfusion practice.

References:

1.  Callum J, Farkouh ME, Scales DC, et al. Effect of Fibrinogen Concentrate vs Cryoprecipitate on Blood Component Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery: The FIBRES Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. Published online October 21, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17312.
2.  Jensen, NHL, Stensballe, J,  Afshari, A. Comparing efficacy and safety of fibrinogen concentrate to cryoprecipitate in bleeding patients: a systematic review. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica  2016.

 

Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.

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