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Successful surgical treatment of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm without homologous blood transfusion in a Jehovah's Witness: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11759889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report herein the case of a 47-year-old woman of the Jehovah's Witness faith in whom Y-grafting for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm was successfully performed without a homologous blood transfusion. We used a Cell Saver (Haemonetics, Braintree, MA. USA) red cell salvaging device and an aortic occlusion balloon catheter, and performed gentle and minimal dissection during the operation. Postoperatively. the patient was kept heavily sedated and required hypothermic therapy for only 14h. We treated her severe anemia using conventional drugs, including iron and folic acid, and her hemoglobin increased smoothly. Although her hemoglobin level decreased to 2.8g/dl during the operation, her postoperative course was uneventful.
O Namura; H Kanazawa; K Yoshiya; S Nakazawa; Y Yamazaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-10     Completed Date:  2002-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  912-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata City General Hospital, Niigata, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
Aortic Rupture / surgery*
Blood Loss, Surgical / prevention & control*
Blood Transfusion, Autologous*
Middle Aged

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