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Articles on Jehovah's Witnesses
Cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witness patients: ten-year experience.
We have developed a comprehensive multimodality program for these patients and have obtained excellent results. Ninety-one Jehovah's Witness patients underwent cardiac surgery between 2000 and 2010. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations in the conduct of bloo...
Legislation and refusal of blood transfusion by a minor Jehovah-Witness in Belgium.
The refusal of blood transfusion by Jehovah's Witnesses in critical situations constitutes an ethical and juridical dilemma. The refusal to receive blood products by Jehovah's Witnesses is based on biblical verses. Recurring arguments to sustain this refusal regard the right to self-...
Postpartum hemorrhage in a Jehovah's Witness patient controlled with Tisseel, tranexamic acid, and recombinant factor VIIa.
Heterotopic gestation with subsequent live birth in a Jehovah s Witness: a case report.
We present a case of heterotopic gestation that occurred spontaneously in a Jehovah s Witness she had emergency salpingectomy and subsequently had spontaneous vertex delivery of a live baby at term....
[Strategies for transfusion-free radical retropubic prostatectomy in Jehovah's witnesses].
The proposed techniques were essential for maximum reduction of the need for transfusions without increasing complications. Further studies are needed to introduce these methods in all cases of radical retropubic prostatectomy regarding the benefits in lowering costs and risks related to transfusion...
[Perioperative management of Jehovah's Witness patients. Special consideration of religiously motivated refusal of allogeneic blood transfus...
The religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses numbers more than 7 million members worldwide, including 165,000 members in Germany. Although Jehovah's Witnesses strictly refuse the transfusion of allogeneic red blood cells, platelets and plasma, Jehovah's Witness patients may nevertheless benefit...
[Creed or life? Difficult decision-making in perioperative management of Jehovah's Witnesses]
[Refusal of allogeneic blood transfusion by Jehovah's Witnesses. Perioperative management from a legal viewpoint]
The perioperative management of patients belonging to the faith of Jehovah's Witnesses poses two equally difficult problems for physicians due their strict refusal of allogeneic blood transfusions: From a medical point of view everything must be done to avoid fatal anemia and coagulopathy. On the ot...
Use of recombinant activated factor VII for reduction of perioperative blood loss during elective surgical correction of spine deformity in ...
Planned surgical procedures at patients who refuse allogenic blood transfusion because of religious convictions are important problem, not only medical but also ethical and juristical. At the study authors report the successful use of activated recombinant factor VII (rFVIIa) for the reduction of per...