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dc.creatorHabler, Oen
dc.creatorVoss, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:41:46Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:41:46Zen
dc.date.created2010-04en
dc.date.issued2010-04en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1007/s00101-010-1701-2en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDer Anaesthesist 2010 Apr; 59(4): 297-311en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00101-010-1701-2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1023518en
dc.description.abstractThe 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 from modern therapeutic concepts including major surgical procedures without facing an excessive risk of death. The present review describes the perioperative management of surgical Jehovah's Witness patients aiming to prevent fatal anemia and coagulopathy. The cornerstones of this concept are 1) education of the patient about blood conservation techniques generally accepted by Jehovah's Witnesses, 2) preoperative optimization of the cardiopulmonary status and correction of preoperative anemia and coagulopathy, 3) perioperative collection of autologous blood, 4) minimization of perioperative blood loss and 5) utilization of the organism's natural anemia tolerance and its acute accentuation in the case of life-threatening anemia.en
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dc.languagedeen
dc.sourceeweb:331663en
dc.subjectBlooden
dc.subjectCellsen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectJehovah's Witnessesen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationBlood Transfusionen
dc.subject.classificationRight to Refuse Treatmenten
dc.titlePerioperatives Management bei Zeugen Jehovas. Spezielle Berücksichtigung der religiös motivierten Ablehnung von Fremdbluten
dc.title.alternativePerioperative management of Jehovah's Witness patients. Special consideration of religiously motivated refusal of allogeneic blood transfusionen
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