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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Transfusion Risks and Uncertainties

Transfusion of allogenic leukocyte-depleted packed red blood cells is associated with postoperative morbidity in patients undergoing oral and oropharyngeal cancer surgery.

Perisanidis C, Dettke M, Papadogeorgakis N, Schoppmann A, Mittlböck M, Kyzas PA, Ewers R, Seemann R.

Source‎: Oral Oncol 2012;48(4):372-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22182932

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.11.020

Does transfusion improve the outcome for HNSCC patients treated with radiotherapy?—results from the randomized DAHANCA 5 and 7 trials.

Hoff CM, Lassen P, Eriksen JG, Hansen HS, Specht L, Overgaard M, Grau C, Johansen J, Bentzen J, Andersen L, Evensen JF, Overgaard J.

Source‎: Acta Oncol 2011;50(7):1006-14.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21790306

DOI‎: 10.3109/0284186X.2011.592650

Transfusion as a predictor of recurrence and survival in head and neck cancer surgery patients.

Chau JK, Harris JR, Seikaly HR.

Source‎: J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;39(5):516-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20828514

Anemia during sequential induction chemotherapy and chemoradiation for head and neck cancer: the impact of blood transfusion on treatment outcome.

Bhide SA, Ahmed M, Rengarajan V, Powell C, Miah A, Newbold K, Nutting CM, Harrington KJ.

Source‎: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009;73(2):391-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18692326

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.04.052

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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