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Perioperative Care

Preoperative Anemia Management

The safety of intravenous iron preparations: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Avni T, Bieber A, Grossman A, Green H, Leibovici L, Gafter-Gvili A.

Source‎: Mayo Clin Proc 2015;90(1):12-23.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25572192

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.10.007

'Fit to fly': overcoming barriers to preoperative haemoglobin optimization in surgical patients.

Muñoz M, Gómez-Ramírez S, Kozek-Langeneker S, Shander A, Richards T, Pavía J, Kehlet H, Acheson AG, Evans C, Raobaikady R, Javidroozi M, Auerbach M.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2015;115(1):15-24.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26089443

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aev165

Efficacy and safety of erythropoietin and intravenous iron in perioperative blood management: a systematic review.

Lin DM, Lin ES, Tran MH.

Source‎: Transfus Med Rev 2013;27(4):221-34.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24135037

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2013.09.001

Effect of single recombinant human erythropoietin injection on transfusion requirements in preoperatively anemic patients undergoing valvular heart surgery.

Yoo YC, Shim JK, Kim JC, Jo YY, Lee JH, Kwak YL.

Source‎: Anesthesiology 2011;115(5):929-37.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22027622

DOI‎: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318232004b

Detection, evaluation, and management of preoperative anaemia in the elective orthopaedic surgical patient: NATA guidelines.

Goodnough LT, Maniatis A, Earnshaw P, Benoni G, Beris P, Bisbe E, Fergusson DA, Gombotz H, Habler O, Monk TG, Ozier Y, Slappendel R, Szpalski M.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2011;106(1):13-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21148637

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aeq361

Effects of intravenous iron combined with low-dose recombinant human erythropoietin on transfusion requirements in iron-deficient patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement arthroplasty.

Na HS, Shin SY, Hwang JY, Jeon YT, Kim CS, Do SH.

Source‎: Transfusion 2011;51(1):118-24.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20624257

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02783.x

The role of intravenous iron in anemia management and transfusion avoidance.

Auerbach M, Goodnough LT, Picard D, Maniatis A.

Source‎: Transfusion 2008;48(5):988-1000.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18346021

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2007.01633.x

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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