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Hematology (Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions)

Multimodality, Interdisciplinary, and Individualized Approach

Bovine hemoglobin: a nontraditional approach to the management of acute anemia in a Jehovah's Witness patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Jordan SD, Alexander E.

Source‎: J Pharm Pract 2013;26(3):257-60.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22869910

DOI‎: 10.1177/0897190012451928

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with vincristine in a Jehovah's Witness.

Walia SS, Walia MS, Walia HS.

Source‎: Asian J Transfus Sci 2011;5(2):180-1.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21897605

DOI‎: 10.4103/0973-6247.83255

Hydroxyethylstarch as a replacement fluid in therapeutic plasma exchange for lupus nephritis in a Jehovah's Witness.

Cid J, Díaz E, Ortín X, Elies E.

Source‎: Transfus Apheresis Sci 2003;28(1):101-2.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12620275

The use of recombinant factor VIIa in a Jehovah's Witness with auto-immune thrombocytopenia and post-splenectomy haemorrhage.

Waddington DP, McAuley FT, Hanley JP, Summerfield GP.

Source‎: Br J Haematol 2002;119(1):286-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12358947

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