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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Intensive and Critical Care

Optimizing Oxygen Delivery and Minimizing Oxygen Consumption

Clinical strategies in the medical care of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Remmers PA, Speer AJ.

Source‎: Am J Med 2006;119(12):1013-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17145240

Care of the injured Jehovah's Witness patient: case report and review of the literature.

Kulvatunyou N, Heard SO.

Source‎: J Clin Anesth 2004;16(7):548-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15590263

Crystalloids versus colloids during acute normovolemic anemia: the quest continues.

Schebesta K, Kimberger O.

Source‎: Crit Care 2012;16(3):131.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22713483

DOI‎: 10.1186/cc11364

Resuscitation with hydroxyethyl starch improves renal function and lactate clearance in penetrating trauma in a randomized controlled study: the FIRST trial (Fluids in Resuscitation of Severe Trauma).

James MF, Michell WL, Joubert IA, Nicol AJ, Navsaria PH, Gillespie RS.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2011;107(5):693-702.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21857015

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aer229

Colloids versus crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients.

Perel P, Roberts I.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011;(3):CD000567.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21412866

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD000567.pub4

Cardiac output and fluid replacement in a Jehovah's Witness with severe postpartum hemorrhage.

Piraccini E, Corso RM, Agnoletti V, Terzitta M, Valtancoli E, Gambale G.

Source‎: Int J Obstet Anesth 2010;19(4):462-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20833029

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2010.03.016

Optimization of tissue oxygenation in critically ill Jehovah's Witness patients.

Dicpinigaitis PV.

Source‎: Am J Med 2010;123(8):e17.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20670703

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2010.01.028

Techniques for assessment of intravascular volume in critically ill patients.

Marik PE.

Source‎: J Intensive Care Med 2009;24(5):329-37.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19648183

DOI‎: 10.1177/0885066609340640

Cardiac output monitoring.

de Waal EE, Wappler F, Buhre WF.

Source‎: Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2009;22(1):71-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19295295

DOI‎: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32831f44d0

The influence of volume management on outcome.

Bagshaw SM, Bellomo R.

Source‎: Curr Opin Crit Care 2007;13(5):541-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17762233

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