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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Preoperative Planning and Patient Optimization

Control of bleeding in endoscopic skull base surgery: current concepts to improve hemostasis.

Thongrong C, Kasemsiri P, Carrau RL, Bergese SD.

Source‎: ISRN Surg 2013;(2013):191543.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23844295

DOI‎: 10.1155/2013/191543

Preparing a Jehovah's Witness for major elective surgery.

Cooper L, Ford K, Miller E.

Source‎: BMJ 2013;346:f1588.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23493825

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.f1588

Perioperative approach in the surgical management of carotid body tumors.

Zhang TH, Jiang WL, Li YL, Li B, Yamakawa T.

Source‎: Ann Vasc Surg 2012;26(6):775-82.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22794331

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.avsg.2012.01.020

Avoiding blood transfusion in surgical patients (including Jehovah’s Witnesses).

Gohel MS, Bulbulia RA, Poskitt KR, Whyman MR.

Source‎: Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011;93(6):429-31.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21929910

DOI‎: 10.1308/147870811X589155

Perioperative and intraoperative maneuvers to optimize surgical outcomes in skull base surgery.

Timperley D, Sacks R, Parkinson RJ, Harvey RJ.

Source‎: Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2010;43(4):699-730.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20599078

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.otc.2010.04.002

Management of Jehovah's Witnesses in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery.

Adelola OA, Ahmed I, Fenton JE.

Source‎: Am J Otolaryngol 2008;29(4):270-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18598840

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2007.08.006

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