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Gastrointestinal Surgery

Surgical Blood Conservation Techniques

Pancreaticoduodenectomy without homologous blood transfusion in an anemic Jehovah's Witness.

Atabek U, Spence RK, Pello M, Alexander J, Camishion R.

Source‎: Arch Surg 1992;127(3):349-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 1347993

Bloodless liver resection using radiofrequency energy.

Ayav A, Jiao LR, Habib NA.

Source‎: Dig Surg 2007;24(4):314-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17657158

Complex liver resection for a large intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in a Jehovah's Witness: a strategy to avoid transfusion.

Barakat O, Cooper JR Jr, Riggs SA, Hoef JW, Ozaki CF, Wood RP.

Source‎: J Surg Oncol 2007;96(3):249-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17443725

Liver resection using bipolar InLine multichannel radiofrequency device: impact on intra- and peri-operative outcomes.

Daylami R, Kargozaran H, Khatri VP.

Source‎: Eur J Surg Oncol 2012;38(6):531-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22459903

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ejso.2012.02.181

Robotic right hepatectomy for giant hemangioma in a Jehovah's Witness.

Giulianotti PC, Addeo P, Bianco FM.

Source‎: J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2011;18(1):112-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20596878

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00534-010-0297-x

Vascular occlusion or not during liver resection: the continuing story.

Hoekstra LT, van Trigt JD, Reiniers MJ, Busch OR, Gouma DJ, van Gulik TM.

Source‎: Dig Surg 2012;29(1):35-42.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22441618

DOI‎: 10.1159/000335724

Live donor liver transplantation: staging hepatectomy in a Jehovah's Witness recipient.

Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Henderson R, Selby R, Genyk Y.

Source‎: J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2004;11(3):211-214.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15235897

Live donor liver transplantation without blood products: strategies developed for Jehovah's Witnesses offer broad application.

Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Strum E, Donovan J, Kahn J, Peyre CG, Henderson R, Fong TL, Selby R, Genyk Y.

Source‎: Ann Surg 2004;240(2):350-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15273561

Clamping techniques and protecting strategies in liver surgery.

Lesurtel M, Lehmann K, de Rougemont O, Clavien PA.

Source‎: HPB (Oxford) 2009;11(4):290-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19718355

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00066.x

Concomitant intraoperative splenic artery embolization and laparoscopic splenectomy versus laparoscopic splenectomy: comparison of treatment outcome.

Naoum JJ, Silberfein EJ, Zhou W, Sweeney JF, Albo D, Brunicardi FC, Kougias P, El Sayed HF, Lin PH.

Source‎: Am J Surg 2007;193(6):713-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17512282

Right trisectionectomy of the liver for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with bile duct invasion in a Jehovah's Witness.

Nishida S, Madariaga JR, Santiago S, Quintini C, Palaios E, Gyamfi A, Rico R, Hamamura K, Haider H, Moon JI, Levi DM, Casillas VJ, Bejarano PA, Tzakis AG.

Source‎: J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2007;14(3):312-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17520209

Use of bipolar radiofrequency in parenchymal transection of the liver, pancreas and kidney.

Pai M, Spalding D, Jiao L, Habib N.

Source‎: Dig Surg 2012;29(1):43-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22441619

DOI‎: 10.1159/000335732

Emergency subtotal colectomy in a Jehovah's Witness with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding: challenges encountered and lessons learned.

Raman SR, Parithivel VS, Cosgrove JM.

Source‎: Am J Crit Care 2011;20(2):179, 176-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21362723

DOI‎: 10.4037/ajcc2011498

Bloodless donor hepatectomy in living donor liver transplantation: counterclockwise liver rotation and early hanging maneuver.

Sadamori H, Yagi T, Shinoura S, Umeda Y, Yoshida R, Satoh D, Nobuoka D, Utsumi M, Yoshida K, Fujiwara T.

Source‎: J Gastrointest Surg 2013;17(1):203-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22573114

DOI‎: 10.1007/s11605-012-1907-5

Major liver resection without clamping: a prospective reappraisal in the era of modern surgical tools.

Scatton O, Massault PP, Dousset B, Houssin D, Bernard D, Terris B, Soubrane O.

Source‎: J Am Coll Surg 2004;199(5):702-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15501109

Vascular occlusion techniques during liver resection.

van Gulik TM, de Graaf W, Dinant S, Busch OR, Gouma DJ.

Source‎: Dig Surg 2007;24(4):274-81.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17657152

The introduction of a simple maneuver to reduce the risk of postoperative bleeding after major hepatectomies.

Vassiliou I, Arkadopoulos N, Stafyla V, Theodoraki K, Yiallourou A, Theodosopoulos T, Kotis G, Fragoulidis G, Kotsis T, Smyrniotis V.

Source‎: J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2009;16(4):552-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19381431

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00534-009-0100-z

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