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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Perioperative Care

Fluid (Volume) Management

Choice of fluid in acute illness: what should be given? An international consensus.

Raghunathan K, Murray PT, Beattie WS, Lobo DN, Myburgh J, Sladen R, Kellum JA, Mythen MG, Shaw AD; ADQI XII Investigators Group.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2014;113(5):772-83.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25326478

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aeu301

Review article: safety of modern starches used during surgery.

Van Der Linden P, James M, Mythen M, Weiskopf RB.

Source‎: Anesth Analg 2013;116(1):35-48.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23115254

DOI‎: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31827175da

Perioperative fluid management strategies in major surgery: a stratified meta-analysis.

Corcoran T, Rhodes JE, Clarke S, Myles PS, Ho KM.

Source‎: Anesth Analg 2012;114(3):640-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22253274

DOI‎: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318240d6eb

Strategies to reduce the use of blood products: a European perspective.

Theusinger OM, Felix C, Spahn DR.

Source‎: Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2012;25(1):59-65.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22113184

DOI‎: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32834dec98

Restrictive strategy of intraoperative fluid maintenance during optimization of oxygen delivery decreases major complications after high-risk surgery.

Lobo SM, Ronchi LS, Oliveira NE, Brandão PG, Froes A, Cunrath GS, Nishiyama KG, Netinho JG, Lobo FR.

Source‎: Crit Care 2011;15(5):R226.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21943111

DOI‎: 10.1186/cc10466

Management of intraoperative fluid balance and blood conservation techniques in adult cardiac surgery.

Vretzakis G, Kleitsaki A, Aretha D, Karanikolas M.

Source‎: Heart Surg Forum 2011;14(1):E28-39.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21345774

DOI‎: 10.1532/HSF98.2010111

How good patient blood management leads to excellent outcomes in Jehovah's Witness patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Emmert MY, Salzberg SP, Theusinger OM, Felix C, Plass A, Hoerstrup SP, Falk V, Gruenenfelder J.

Source‎: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011;12(2):183-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20829389

DOI‎: 10.1510/icvts.2010.242552

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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