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Title: Cardiopulmonary bypass in Jehovah’s witnesses
Authors: Frimpong-Boateng, K.
Aniteye, E.
Sereboe, L.A.
Amuzu, V.O.S.
Keywords: EMTREE drug terms: anticoagulant agent; antimalarial agent; erythropoietin; etomidate; fentanyl; ferrous sulfate; folic acid; isoflurane; midazolam; pancuronium; vitamin; warfarin; antianemic agent
EMTREE medical terms: adult; anesthesiological techniques; article; blood transfusion; cardiopulmonary bypass; case report; diet supplementation; Doppler echography; extracorporeal circulation; female; heart atrium fibrillation; heart left ventricle failure; heart ventricle septum defect; human; male; mitral valve stenosis; open heart surgery; postoperative care; preoperative treatment; protein diet; religion; respiratory tract infection; school child; stroke; surgical technique; thromboembolism; two dimensional echocardiography; anemia; child; heart disease; Jehovah's witness; methodology; preoperative care; psychological aspect
MeSH: Adult; Anemia; Antimalarials; Blood Transfusion; Cardiopulmonary Bypass; Child; Dietary Supplements; Erythropoietin; Female; Heart Diseases; Hematinics; Humans; Jehovah's Witnesses; Male; Preoperative Care
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Frimpong-Boateng, K., Aniteye, E., Sereboe, L. A., & Amuzu, V. O. S. (2003). Cardiopulmonary bypass in Jehovah’s witnesses. West African Journal of Medicine, 22(1), 92-94.
Abstract: Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept heterologous blood transfusion for religious reasons. Autologous transfusions are also rejected if there is no continuous contact between the circulation and the autologous blood. There is, therefore, the need to adopt methods which will avoid transfusion of heterologous blood in elective cases as far as Jehovah's Witnesses are concerned. We report two cases where pre-operatively administration of nutritional supplements, haematenics, erythropoietin, antimalarials and the modification of the extra-corporeal circulation bypass circuit allowed successful open-heart surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass.
ISSN: 0189160X
Appears in Collections:Department of Anaesthetics 9

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