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Multimodality, Interdisciplinary, and Individualized Approach

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

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

[Strategies for transfusion-free radical retropubic prostatectomy in Jehovah's Witnesses.] [Article in Spanish]

Fregonesi A, Ciari C, Melotti L, Zani EL, Ferreira U, Reis LO.

Source‎: Actas Urol Esp 2010;34(5):440-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20470716

Laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery in a Jehovah's Witness patient.

Yohannes P, Rao M, Burjonrappa S, Sudan R.

Source‎: J Endourol 2004;18(1):59-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15006056

Bloodless medicine: clinical care without allogeneic blood transfusion.

Goodnough LT, Shander A, Spence RK.

Source‎: Transfusion 2003;43(5):668-76.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12702192

Multidisciplinary management of a Jehovah's Witness patient for the removal of a renal cell carcinoma extending into the right atrium.

Moskowitz DM, Perelman SI, Cousineau KM, Klein JJ, Shander A, Margolis EJ, Katz SA, Bennett HL, Lebowitz NE, Ergin MA.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2002;49(4):402-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11927481

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