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Perioperative Care

Optimization of Patients’ Tolerance of Anemia

Pillar III—optimisation of anaemia tolerance.

Meier J, Gombotz H.

Source‎: Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2013;27(1):111-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23590920

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bpa.2013.02.005

Prophylactic hypothermia and neuromuscular blockade to limit myocardial oxygen demand in a critically anemic Jehovah's Witness after emergency surgery.

Klein MJ, Carter TI, Smith MC, Wong J, Sugiyama G.

Source‎: J Surg Case Rep 2014;2014(12).

Indexed‎: PubMed 25487373

DOI‎: 10.1093/jscr/rju135

Transfusion-free management of gastrointestinal bleeding: the experience of a Bloodless Institute.

Sharma P, Barajas FJ, Krishnamoorthy P, Campo LM, Blumenthal E, Spinnell M.

Source‎: J Clin Gastroenterol 2015;49(3):206-11.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25144897

DOI‎: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000200

The influence of volume management on outcome.

Bagshaw SM, Bellomo R.

Source‎: Curr Opin Crit Care 2007;13(5):541-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17762233

Norepinephrine increases tolerance to acute anemia.

Meier J, Pape A, Loniewska D, Lauscher P, Kertscho H, Zwissler B, Habler O.

Source‎: Crit Care Med 2007;35(6):1484-92.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17452931

Hyperoxic ventilation at the critical haematocrit.

Kemming GI, Meisner FG, Kleen M, Meier JM, Tillmanns J, Hutter JW, Wojtczyk CJ, Packert KB, Bottino D, Habler OP.

Source‎: Resuscitation 2003;56(3):289-97.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12628560

Hyperbaric oxygen reverses organ dysfunction in severe anemia.

Greensmith JE.

Source‎: Anesthesiology 2000;93(4):1149-52.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11020776

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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