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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Surgical Blood Conservation Techniques

Comparison of three techniques in adult tonsillectomy.

Ozkiriş M, Kapusuz Z, Saydam L.

Source‎: Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2013;270(3):1143-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23010796

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00405-012-2160-y

Case report: The management of advanced oral cancer in a Jehovah's Witness using the Ultracision Harmonic Scalpel.

Kullar PJ, Sorenson K, Weerakkody R, Adams J.

Source‎: World J Surg Oncol 2011;9:115.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21967981

DOI‎: 10.1186/1477-7819-9-115

Haemostasis in head and neck surgical procedures: Valsalva manoeuvre versus Trendelenburg tilt.

Moumoulidis I, Martinez Del Pero M, Brennan L, Jani P.

Source‎: Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2010;92(4):292-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20501015

DOI‎: 10.1308/003588410X12664192076412

Multiple analyses of factors related to intraoperative blood loss and the role of reverse Trendelenburg position in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Ko MT, Chuang KC, Su CY.

Source‎: Laryngoscope 2008;118(9):1687-91.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18677276

DOI‎: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e31817c6b7c

Ultrasonic glossectomy—simple and bloodless.

Yuen AP, Wong BY.

Source‎: Head Neck 2005;27(8):690-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15887214

Argon beam coagulation for post-tonsillectomy hemostasis.

Bowling DM.

Source‎: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002;126(3):316-20.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11956541

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