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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095711/blood-patch-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-case-report-of-a-novel-arterial-to-epidural-closed-circuit-technique
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Kevin R Olsen, Ashley L Screws, Stephen O Vose
Jehovah's Witness patients have unique perioperative challenges involving blood products. We describe the use of a novel method to maintain a closed circuit between a Jehovah's Witness patient's arterial blood and the epidural space while performing a blood patch for postdural puncture headache. Previously described methods have utilized venous catheters to maintain a closed circuit between the body and the epidural space. This is the first report we are aware of that utilizes a closed-circuit arterial blood supply to create an epidural blood patch in a Jehovah's Witness patient...
November 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077814/perioperative-jehovah-s-witnesses-a-review
#2
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076161/use-of-the-blood-substitute-hboc-201-in-critically-ill-patients-during-sickle-crisis-a-three-case-series
#3
Jonathan M Davis, Nura El-Haj, Nimish N Shah, Garry Schwartz, Margaret Block, James Wall, Mark Tidswell, Ernest DiNino
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is an important treatment modality during severe sickle cell crisis (SCC). SCC patients who refuse, or cannot accept, RBCs present a unique challenge. Acellular hemoglobin (Hb)-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) might be an alternative for critically ill patients in SCC with multiorgan failure due to life-threatening anemia. HBOC-201 (HbO2 Therapeutics) has been administered to more than 800 anemic patients in 22 clinical trials, but use of any HBOCs in critically ill sickle cell patients with organ failure is exceedingly rare...
October 26, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071052/managing-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-in-patients-belonging-to-the-jehovah-s-witness-congregation
#4
Anand P Jillella, Martha L Arellano, Leonard T Heffner, Manila Gaddh, Amelia A Langston, Hanna J Khoury, Abhishek Mangoankar, Vamsi K Kota
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018838/adverse-post-operative-outcomes-in-jehovah-s-witnesses-with-gynecologic-cancer-within-30%C3%A2-days-of-surgery-a-single-institution-review-of-36-cases
#5
Laura J Moulton, Peter G Rose, Haider Mahdi
Rates of blood transfusion are reported as high as 32% in women undergoing major gynecologic cancer surgery. Therefore, care of the gynecologic oncology patient who refuses blood products, such as Jehovah's witnesses, can pose a unique challenge. The objective of this study was to determine rate of adverse post-operative outcomes within 30 days of surgery in Jehovah's witnesses with gynecologic cancer. This was a retrospective cohort study of Jehovah's witnesses undergoing laparotomy or minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for gynecologic cancer at a single institution...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985692/comprehensive-blood-conservation-program-in-a-new-congenital-cardiac-surgical-program-allows-bloodless-surgery-for-the-jehovah-witness-and-a-reduction-for-all-patients
#6
Vincent Olshove, Nicole Berndsen, Veena Sivarajan, Pooja Nawathe, Alistair Phillips
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery on Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) can be challenging, given the desire to avoid blood products. Establishment of a blood conservation program involving the pre-, intra- and post-operative stages for all patients may lead to a minimized need for blood transfusion in all patients. METHODS: Pre-operatively, all JW patients were treated with high dose erythropoietin 500 IU/kg twice a week. JW patients were compared to matching non-JW patients from the congenital cardiac database, two per JW to serve as control...
October 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979046/bloodless-repair-of-aortic-arch-with-dual-aortic-cannulation-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-patient
#7
Melinda S Valleley, Kimberly R Glogowski, Kim F Duncan, Andrea Dutoit, Corinna Hagedorn
Various methods for surgical repair of the aortic arch are described throughout the literature with many focused on cannulation techniques and degree of systemic cooling in an effort to reduce postoperative morbidities. Despite advancements in techniques, this surgery is still often associated with higher levels of blood loss and subsequent allogenic blood transfusions. Although blood products can be safely transfused to the majority of patients undergoing repair of the aortic arch, the complexity and risk is further multiplied when the patient is of Jehovah's Witness faith and refuses blood transfusions...
September 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938310/administration-of-four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-a-life-threatening-bleed-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-patient
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Jennifer L Cole, Nathanael D McLeod
: Life-threatening bleeds are medical emergencies that require time-sensitive decision making. Patients of the Jehovah's Witness faith can present a challenging conundrum when their beliefs conflict with modern treatment options for haemorrhage. Providers may not be aware of the grades of acceptance of the newer products outside of packed red blood cells. Researchers present a case of using four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in a Jehovah's Witness patient in a life-threatening gastrointestinal haemorrhage along with a brief review of the literature...
September 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864992/optimization-of-blood-loss-during-robotic-ivc-thrombectomy-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-a-case-report-with-14-month-follow-up
#9
Logan W McGuffey, Alexander B Jones, Naveen Pokala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815690/treatment-of-individuals-who-cannot-receive-blood-products-for-religious-or-other-reasons
#10
REVIEW
Carlton D Scharman, Debora Burger, Joseph J Shatzel, Edward Kim, Thomas G DeLoughery
By virtue of their religious principles, Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) generally object to receiving blood products, raising numerous ethical, legal, and medical challenges for providers who care for these patients, especially in the emergent setting. In this review, we discuss several areas relevant to the care of JWs, including the current literature on "bloodless" medical care in the setting of perioperative and intraoperative management, acute blood loss, trauma, pregnancy, and malignancy. We have found that medical and administrative efforts in the form of bloodless medicine and surgery programs can be instrumental in helping to reduce risks of morbidity and mortality in these patients...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813771/hepatic-adenoma-a-case-report
#11
Hasan H Turaihi, Thavam C Thambi-Pillai
Although liver lesions in the young population are relatively rare, clinicians can benefit from being familiar with a subset of common benign liver lesions which include hepatic adenoma, hepatic hemangioma, and focal nodular hyperplasia. This a case report of a 25-year-old Jehovah's Witness female on chronic oral contraception for polycystic ovarian syndrome who presented with progressive right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Ultrasound and MRI findings were consistent with hepatic adenoma. A description of her clinical work up followed by a brief description of the surgical intervention is discussed...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808931/robotic-total-pelvic-exenteration-video-illustrated-technique
#12
Ioannis T Konstantinidis, William Chu, Federico Tozzi, Clayton Lau, Mark Wakabayashi, Kevin Chan, Byrne Lee
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted total pelvic exenteration (TPE) can offer a minimally invasive approach to a major multi-organ operation. METHODS: In this video, we summarize a stepwise approach to robotic TPE in a 70 year-old female Jehovah's witness with a history of cervical cancer post-chemoradiation and radical hysterectomy who experienced local recurrence at the vaginal cuff involving the rectum and bladder. RESULTS: The patient was placed in the lithotomy position...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795309/religious-identity-and-health-inequalities-in-canada
#13
Maryam Dilmaghani
In the past few decades, most new immigrants to Canada have originated from non-Christian countries. During the same period, the unaffiliation rates have sharply increased in Canada. This paper investigates whether there are any health inequalities associated with religious identity, including also the individuals who do not identify with organized religion in the analysis. The study uses the Canadian General Social Survey of 2012 (N = 23,093), focused on Caregiving and Care-receiving. Employing multivariate regression analysis and controlling for a large set of characteristics inclusive of the degree of religious commitment, individuals who identify as Protestant are found at a physical and mental health advantage, compared with Roman Catholics and most other groups...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713150/a-jehovah-s-witness-adolescent-in-the-labor-and-delivery-unit-should-patient-and-parental-refusals-of-blood-transfusions-for-adolescents-be-honored
#14
Johan Christiaan Bester, Martin Smith, Cynthia Griggins
A 15-year-old was admitted to the labor and delivery unit for induction of a 41-week-gestation pregnancy. Her parents, members of Jehovah's Witnesses, and the patient, who had been studying the religion but had not yet been baptized, were adamant that no blood transfusions would be accepted even if a life-threatening hemorrhage were to occur. In our analysis, we examine the underlying ethical conflict and issues raised by this case. We considered two important ethical questions in analyzing the dilemma: first, whether adolescents are capable of providing autonomous and authentic refusals for lifesaving interventions; and second, whether parents can refuse such interventions for their adolescent children based on their religious beliefs...
2017: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705097/transfusion-refusal-and-the-shifting-limits-of-multicultural-accommodation
#15
Carey DeMichelis
The refusal of blood products by Jehovah's Witness patients has provoked court proceedings, social science research, and contemporary fiction, all of which emphasize a seemingly intractable conflict between religious and secular ways of being. This article takes a different approach, focusing instead on the space that Witness patients have carved out for their accommodation in a major pediatric research hospital. Using discourse analysis and interview data, I map the way moralizing discourses surrounding Witness families have shifted over the past 70 years alongside advancements in bloodless medicine...
July 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642120/transfusion-challenges-in-hematology-oncology-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-literature-review-and-local-experience
#16
REVIEW
Mohamed Elemary, Jerard Seghatchian, Julie Stakiw, Mark Bosch, Waleed Sabry, Hadi Goubran
Transfusion medicine plays a vital role in the supportive care of patients receiving therapy for hematology, oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT). With advances in therapy with more intensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy, patients usually develop cytopenias and need frequent transfusion support with packed red blood cells, granulocyte transfusion or platelets to support them until they recover from the effect of therapy. HSCT poses unique challenges for transfusion medicine, since transplant recipients may require substantial transfusion support due to cytopenias associated with toxic medications, decreased marrow reserve, infection or their malignancy...
June 3, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638625/early-eculizumab-use-in-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-refusing-blood-products
#17
May Al-Shaghana, Andrew Bentall, Mark D Jesky, William Lester, Graham Lipkin
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is characterized by microscopic angiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and organ injury. Supportive therapies include the use of blood products. Recently the terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab has been approved in atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) in some countries. We report the case of a 23-year-old female Jehovah's Witness presenting with vaginal haemorrhage from thrombocytopaenia, severe anaemia (nadir Hb 28 g/L) and anuric acute kidney injury with TMA secondary to aHUS...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638157/complex-cardiac-surgery-on-patients-with-a-body-weight-of-less-than-5-kg-without-donor-blood-transfusion
#18
Wolfgang Boettcher, Frank Dehmel, Mathias Redlin, Oliver Miera, Michele Musci, Mi-Young Cho, Joachim Photiadis
Performing safe cardiac surgery in neonates or infants whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses is only possible in a coordinated team approach. An unconditional prerequisite is a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit with a very low priming volume to minimize hemodilution. In the past decade, we have developed a functional blood-sparing approach at our institution. The extracorporeal circuit was miniaturized. This had to be recently adapted, faced with a challenge associated with the switch to high-volume crystalloid cardioplegia...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580088/liver-transplantation-in-jehovah-s-witnesses-two-cases-report
#19
Ju-Young Jeong, Hyeon Sook Jee, Bon-Sung Koo, Sung-Hwan Cho, Sang-Hyun Kim, GaabSoo Kim
Liver transplantation is especially challenging in patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses because their religious beliefs prohibit the receipt of blood products. We present two cases of living donor liver transplantation performed in adult Jehovah's Witnesses in South Korea without the use of blood products. In the first case, preoperative erythropoiesisstimulation therapy increased hemoglobin levels from 8.1 to 13.1 g/dl after 9 weeks. In the second case, hemoglobin levels increased from 7.4 to 10.8 g/dl after 6 months of erythropoiesis-stimulation therapy...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557847/two-lives-one-reboa-hemorrhage-control-for-urgent-cesarean-hysterectomy-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-with-placenta-percreta
#20
Rachel M Russo, Eugenia Girda, Vanessa Kennedy, Misty D Humphries
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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