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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Outcomes (Clinical)

Patient blood management in cardiac surgery results in fewer transfusions and better outcome.

Gross I, Seifert B, Hofmann A, Spahn DR.

Source‎: Transfusion 2015;55(5):1075-81.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25565302

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12946

Health care-associated infection after red blood cell transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Rohde JM, Dimcheff DE, Blumberg N, Saint S, Langa KM, Kuhn L, Hickner A, Rogers MA.

Source‎: JAMA 2014;311(13):1317-26.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24691607

DOI‎: 10.1001/jama.2014.2726

Blood transfusion and infection after cardiac surgery.

Horvath KA, Acker MA, Chang H, Bagiella E, Smith PK, Iribarne A, Kron IL, Lackner P, Argenziano M, Ascheim DD, Gelijns AC, Michler RE, Van Patten D, Puskas JD, O'Sullivan K, Kliniewski D, Jeffries NO, O'Gara PT, Moskowitz AJ, Blackstone EH.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2013;95(6):2194-201.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23647857

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.078

Outcomes in cardiac surgery in 500 consecutive Jehovah's Witness patients: 21 year experience.

Vaislic CD, Dalibon N, Ponzio O, Ba M, Jugan E, Lagneau F, Abbas P, Olliver Y, Gaillard D, Baget F, Sportiche M, Chedid A, Chaoul G, Maribas P, Dupuy C, Robine B, Kasanin N, Michon H, Ruat JM, Habis M, Bouharaoua T.

Source‎: J Cardiothorac Surg 2012;7:95.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23013647

DOI‎: 10.1186/1749-8090-7-95

Outcome of patients who refuse transfusion after cardiac surgery: a natural experiment with severe blood conservation.

Pattakos G, Koch CG, Brizzio ME, Batizy LH, Sabik JF, Blackstone EH, Lauer MS.

Source‎: Arch Intern Med 2012;172(15):1154-60.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22751620

DOI‎: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2449

Short term outcomes after cardiac surgery in a Jehovah's Witness population: an institutional experience.

Marshall L, Krampl C, Vrtik M, Haluska B, Griffin R, Mundy J, Shah P.

Source‎: Heart Lung Circ 2012;21(2):101-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22047753

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.10.003

Cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witness patients: ten-year experience.

Jassar AS, Ford PA, Haber HL, Isidro A, Swain JD, Bavaria JE, Bridges CR.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2012;93(1):19-25.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21978873

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.029

Comparison of outcome in Jehovah's Witness patients in cardiac surgery: an Australian experience.

Bhaskar B, Jack RK, Mullany D, Fraser J.

Source‎: Heart Lung Circ 2010;19(11):655-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20813584

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.07.010

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