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Perioperative Care

Multimodality, Interdisciplinary, and Individualized Approach

Bloodless medicine: what to do when you can't transfuse.

Resar LMS, Frank SM.

Source‎: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2014;2014(1):553-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25696910

DOI‎: 10.1182/asheducation-2014.1.553

2011 update to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists blood conservation clinical practice guidelines.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Blood Conservation Guideline Task Force, Ferraris VA, Brown JR, Despotis GJ, Hammon JW, Reece TB, Saha SP, Song HK, Clough ER; Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Special Task Force on Blood Transfusion, Shore-Lesserson LJ, Goodnough LT, Mazer CD, Shander A, Stafford-Smith M, Waters J; International Consortium for Evidence Based Perfusion, Baker RA, Dickinson TA, FitzGerald DJ, Likosky DS, Shann KG.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2011;91(3):944-82.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21353044

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.11.078

Bloodless surgery in geriatric surgery.

Guarino S, Di Matteo F, Sorrenti S, Greco R, Nardi M, Favoriti P, De Antoni E, Filippini A, Catania A.

Source‎: Int J Surg 2014;12 Suppl 2:S82-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25183638

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.08.374

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

Patient blood management in Europe.

Shander A, Van Aken H, Colomina MJ, Gombotz H, Hofmann A, Krauspe R, Lasocki S, Richards T, Slappendel R, Spahn DR.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2012;109(1):55-68.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22628393

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aes139

Update on blood conservation for cardiac surgery.

Nalla BP, Freedman J, Hare GM, Mazer CD.

Source‎: J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2012;26(1):117-33.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22000983

DOI‎: 10.1053/j.jvca.2011.07.024

Blood management programs: a clinical and administrative model with program implementation strategies.

Tokin C, Almeda J, Jain S, Kim J, Henderson R, Nadim M, Sher L, Selby RR.

Source‎: Perm J 2009;13(1):18-28.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21373242

Aortic arch replacement and elephant trunk procedure: an interdisciplinary approach to surgical reconstruction, perfusion strategies and blood management.

McKay C, Allen P, Jones PM, Chu MW.

Source‎: Perfusion 2010;25(6):369-79.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20739351

DOI‎: 10.1177/0267659110381664

The perfusionist's role in a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to blood transfusion reduction in cardiac surgery.

Zelinka ES, Brevig J, McDonald J, Jin R.

Source‎: J Extra Corpor Technol 2010;42(1):45-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20437791

Allogeneic blood transfusion reduction by risk-based protocol in total joint arthroplasty.

Rashiq S, Jamieson-Lega K, Komarinski C, Nahirniak S, Zinyk L, Finegan B.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2010;57(4):343-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20099050

DOI‎: 10.1007/s12630-010-9270-z

Anesthetic management for ascending aorta replacement in a patient who refused autologous transfusion for religious reasons.

Obara S, Nakagawa M, Takahashi S, Akatu M, Isosu T, Murakawa M.

Source‎: J Anesth 2009;23(3):436-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19685130

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00540-009-0764-1

Thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair in a Jehovah's Witness: maximising blood conservation.

Rahman IA, Hoth T, Doughty H, Bonser RS.

Source‎: Perfusion 2007;22(5):363-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18416223

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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