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Perioperative Care

Outcomes (Clinical)

The important role for intravenous iron in perioperative patient blood management in major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.

Froessler B, Palm P, Weber I, Hodyl NA, Singh R, Murphy EM

Source‎: Ann Surg 2016;264(1):41-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26817624

Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of fibrinogen concentrate supplementation after complex cardiac surgery.

Ranucci M, Baryshnikova E, Crapelli GB, Rahe-Meyer N, Menicanti L, Frigiola A; Surgical Clinical Outcome REsearch (SCORE) Group.

Source‎: J Am Heart Assoc 2015;4(6):e002066.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26037084

DOI‎: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002066

Risk-adjusted clinical outcomes in patients enrolled in a bloodless program.

Frank SM, Wick EC, Dezern AE, Ness PM, Wasey JO, Pippa AC, Dackiw E, Resar LMS.

Source‎: Transfusion 2014;54(10 Pt 2):2668-77.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24942198

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12752

Trends in red blood cell transfusion and 30-day mortality among hospitalized patients.

Roubinian NH, Escobar GJ, Liu V, Swain BE, Gardner MN, Kipnis P, Triulzi DJ, Gottschall JL, Wu Y, Carson JL, Kleinman SH, Murphy EL; NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study (REDS-III).

Source‎: Transfusion 2014;54(10 Pt 2):2678-86.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25135770

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12825

Restrictive blood transfusion practices are associated with improved patient outcomes.

Goodnough LT, Maggio P, Hadhazy E, Shieh L, Hernandez-Boussard T, Khari P, Shah N.

Source‎: Transfusion 2014;54(10 Pt 2):2753-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24995770

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.12723

Health care-associated infection after red blood cell transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Rohde JM, Dimcheff DE, Blumberg N, Saint S, Langa KM, Kuhn L, Hickner A, Rogers MA.

Source‎: JAMA 2014;311(13):1317-26.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24691607

DOI‎: 10.1001/jama.2014.2726

Impact of more restrictive blood transfusion strategies on clinical outcomes: a meta-analysis and systematic review.

Salpeter SR, Buckley JS, Chatterjee S.

Source‎: Am J Med 2014;127(2):124-131.e3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24331453

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.09.017

Review article: Risks of anemia and related management strategies: can perioperative blood management improve patient safety?

Hare GM, Freedman J, David Mazer C.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2013;60(2):168-175.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23354944

DOI‎: 10.1007/s12630-012-9861-y

Intraoperative cardiac arrests in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery: incidence, risk factors, and survival outcome.

Goswami S, Brady JE, Jordan DA, Li G.

Source‎: Anesthesiology 2012;117(5):1018-26.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23042223

DOI‎: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31827005e9

Outcome of patients who refuse transfusion after cardiac surgery: a natural experiment with severe blood conservation.

Pattakos G, Koch CG, Brizzio ME, Batizy LH, Sabik JF, Blackstone EH, Lauer MS.

Source‎: Arch Intern Med 2012;172(15):1154-60.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22751620

DOI‎: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2449

Cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witness patients: ten-year experience.

Jassar AS, Ford PA, Haber HL, Isidro A, Swain JD, Bavaria JE, Bridges CR.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2012;93(1):19-25.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21978873

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.029

Association between the use of blood components and the five-year mortality after liver transplant.

de Morais BS, Sanches MD, Ribeiro DD, Lima AS, de Abreu Ferrari TC, Duarte MM, Cançado GH.

Source‎: Rev Bras Anestesiol 2011;61(3):286-92.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21596188

DOI‎: 10.1016/S0034-7094(11)70034-4

Association between intraoperative blood transfusion and mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Glance LG, Dick AW, Mukamel DB, Fleming FJ, Zollo RA, Wissler R, Salloum R, Meredith UW, Osler TM.

Source‎: Anesthesiology 2011;114(2):283-292.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21239971

DOI‎: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182054d06

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 impact of blood conservation on outcomes in cardiac surgery: is it safe and effective?

Moskowitz DM, McCullough JN, Shander A, Klein JJ, Bodian CA, Goldweit RS, Ergin MA.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2010;90(2):451-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20667328

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.04.089

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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