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Medicine and Surgery

Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution (ANH)

Hemodilution as a method to reduce transfusion requirements in adolescent spine fusion surgery.

Copley LAB, Richards BS, Safavi FZ, Newton PO.

Source‎: Spine 1999;24(3):219-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10025016

Major surgery in an osteosarcoma patient refusing blood transfusion: case report.

Dhanoa A, Singh VA, Shanmugam R, Rajendram R.

Source‎: World J Surg Oncol. 2010;8:96.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21059231

DOI‎: 10.1186/1477-7819-8-96

Impact of intraoperative normovolemic hemodilution on transfusion requirements for 68 patients undergoing lumbar laminectomies with instrumented posterolateral fusion.

Epstein NE, Peller A, Korsh J, DeCrosta D, Boutros A, Schmigelski C, Greco J.

Source‎: Spine 2006;31(19):2227-30.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16946658

Erythropoietin therapy and acute preoperative normovolaemic haemodilution in infants undergoing craniosynostosis surgery.

Meneghini L, Zadra N, Aneloni V, Metrangolo S, Faggin R, Giusti F.

Source‎: Paediatr Anaesth 2003;13(5):392-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12791111

Bloodless pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass for a 3.2-kg patient whose parents are of Jehovah's Witness faith.

Ratliff TM, Hodge AB, Preston TJ, Galantowicz M, Naguib A, Gomez D

Source‎: J Extra Corpor Technol 2014;46(2):173-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25208437

Blood conservation strategies in pediatric anesthesia.

Verma S, Eisses M, Richards M.

Source‎: Anesthesiol Clin 2009;27(2):337-51.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19703680

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.anclin.2009.05.002

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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