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Intensive and Critical Care

Anemia Management

Severe acute anemia after liver transplantation in an elderly Jehovah's Witness treated with high-dose erythropoietin and ferric carboxymaltose: a case report.

Brunetta DM, Kaufman J, De Santis GC, Mesquita DF, Souza FN, Garcia JH

Source‎: Transplant Proc 2015;47(8):2548-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26518969

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.09.014

Efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin in the critically ill patient: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Corwin HL, Gettinger A, Rodriguez RM, Pearl RG, Gubler KD, Enny C, Colton T, Corwin MJ.

Source‎: Crit Care Med 1999;27(11):2346-50.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10579246

Long-term ECMO treatment in Jehovah’s Witness patient without transfusions.

Lindholm J, Palmér K, Frenckner B.

Source‎: Perfusion 2012;27(4):332-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22496111

DOI‎: 10.1177/0267659112444328

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent administration and survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective study.

Talving P, Lustenberger T, Inaba K, Lam L, Mohseni S, Chan L, Demetriades D.

Source‎: Arch Surg 2012;147(3):251-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22430906

DOI‎: 10.1001/archsurg.2011.1838

Recombinant human erythropoietin therapy in critically ill Jehovah's Witnesses.

Ball AM, Winstead PS.

Source‎: Pharmacotherapy 2008;28(11):1383-90.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18956998

DOI‎: 10.1592/phco.28.11.1383

Improved survival of critically ill trauma patients treated with recombinant human erythropoietin.

Napolitano LM, Fabian TC, Kelly KM, Bailey JA, Block EF, Langholff W, Enny C, Corwin HL.

Source‎: J Trauma 2008;65(2):285-97.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18695463

DOI‎: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31817f2c6e

Recombinant human erythropoietin in severe anaemia: issues of dosing and duration.

Charles A, Purtill M, Napolitano LM.

Source‎: Anaesth Intensive Care 2006;34(6):793-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17183900

Recombinant human erythropoietin therapy in critically ill patients: a dose-response study [ISRCTN48523317].

Georgopoulos D, Matamis D, Routsi C, Michalopoulos A, Maggina N, Dimopoulos G, Zakynthinos E, Nakos G, Thomopoulos G, Mandragos K, Maniatis A; Critical Care Clinical Trials Greek Group.

Source‎: Crit Care 2005;9(5):R508-15.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16277712

Recombinant human erythropoietin use in a critically ill Jehovah's Witness after cardiac surgery.

Price S, Pepper JR, Jaggar SI.

Source‎: Anesth Analg 2005;101(2):325-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16037136

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