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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Optimization of Patients’ Tolerance of Anemia

Anemia and perioperative red blood cell transfusion: a matter of tolerance.

Madjdpour C, Spahn DR, Weiskopf RB.

Source‎: Crit Care Med 2006;34(5 Suppl):S102-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16617252

Effect of transfusion guidelines on postoperative transfusion in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction surgery.

Stricker PA, Fiadjoe JE, Kilbaugh TJ, Pruitt EY, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP, McCloskey JJ.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012;13(6):e357-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22895004

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31825b561b

Recombinant human erythropoietin in the treatment of head and neck tumour anaemia.

Oettle H, Riess H, Raguse JD, Bier J, Gath HJ.

Source‎: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001;30(2):148-55.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11405451

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.

Patients: Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health-care provider regarding medical conditions or treatments. Check with a doctor if you suspect you are ill.

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