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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Intensive and Critical Care

Damage Control Strategy

Jehovah's Witnesses: unique problems in a unique trauma population.

Victorino G, Wisner DH.

Source‎: J Am Coll Surg 1997;184(5):458-68.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9145065

Traumatically injured Jehovah's Witnesses: a sixteen-year experience of treatment and transfusion dilemmas at a level I trauma center.

Nelson BS, Heiskell LE, Cemaj S, O'Callaghan TA, Koller CE.

Source‎: J Trauma 1995;39(4):681-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 7473954

Damage control orthopedics: current evidence.

Lichte P, Kobbe P, Dombroski D, Pape HC.

Source‎: Curr Opin Crit Care 2012;18(6):647-50.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23037876

DOI‎: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e328359fd57

Haemorrhage control in severely injured patients.

Gruen RL, Brohi K, Schreiber M, Balogh ZJ, Pitt V, Narayan M, Maier RV.

Source‎: Lancet 2012;380(9847):1099-108.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22998719

DOI‎: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61224-0

Damage control resuscitation is associated with a reduction in resuscitation volumes and improvement in survival in 390 damage control laparotomy patients.

Cotton BA, Reddy N, Hatch QM, LeFebvre E, Wade CE, Kozar RA, Gill BS, Albarado R, McNutt MK, Holcomb JB.

Source‎: Ann Surg 2011;254(4):598-605.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21918426

DOI‎: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318230089e

Hypotensive resuscitation strategy reduces transfusion requirements and severe postoperative coagulopathy in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock: preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial.

Morrison CA, Carrick MM, Norman MA, Scott BG, Welsh FJ, Tsai P, Liscum KR, Wall MJ Jr, Mattox KL.

Source‎: J Trauma 2011;70(3):652-63.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21610356

DOI‎: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31820e77ea

Damage control surgery.

Schreiber MA.

Source‎: Crit Care Clin 2004;20(1):101-18.

Indexed‎: PubMed 14979332

[Permissive hypotension in severe trauma]. [Article in German]

Kreimeier U, Lackner CK, Pruckner S, Ruppert M, Peter K.

Source‎: Anaesthesist 2002;51(10):787-99.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12395169

Hypotensive resuscitation during active hemorrhage: impact on in-hospital mortality.

Dutton RP, Mackenzie CF, Scalea TM.

Source‎: J Trauma 2002;52(6):1141-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12045644

The medical section of is designed as an informational resource primarily for use by clinicians and other health-care professionals. It provides neither medical advice nor treatment recommendations and does not substitute for an appropriately qualified health-care provider. The clinical literature cited is not published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it outlines transfusion-alternative strategies that might be considered. It is the responsibility of each qualified health-care provider to maintain awareness of new information, discuss options for care, and assist patients in making choices in accord with their medical condition, wishes, values, and beliefs. Not all listed strategies are appropriate or acceptable to all patients.

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