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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Trauma and Emergency Medicine

Multimodality, Interdisciplinary, and Individualized Approach

Care of the injured Jehovah's Witness patient: case report and review of the literature.

Kulvatunyou N, Heard SO.

Source‎: J Clin Anesth 2004;16(7):548-53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15590263

Trauma surgery.

Maltz SB, Mellett MM, Fantus RJ.

Source‎: Blood Conservation in the Surgical Patient. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1996. pp. 417-20.

Indexed‎: ISBN 0-683-07531-4

Traumatically injured Jehovah's Witnesses: a sixteen-year experience of treatment and transfusion dilemmas at a level I trauma center.

Nelson BS, Heiskell LE, Cemaj S, O'Callaghan TA, Koller CE.

Source‎: J Trauma 1995;39(4):681-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 7473954

Emergency subtotal colectomy in a Jehovah's Witness with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding: challenges encountered and lessons learned.

Raman SR, Parithivel VS, Cosgrove JM.

Source‎: Am J Crit Care 2011;20(2):179, 176-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21362723

DOI‎: 10.4037/ajcc2011498

Clinical strategies in the medical care of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Remmers PA, Speer AJ.

Source‎: Am J Med 2006;119(12):1013-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17145240

Jehovah's Witnesses: unique problems in a unique trauma population.

Victorino G, Wisner DH.

Source‎: J Am Coll Surg 1997;184(5):458-68.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9145065

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