Reducing postburn injury anemia in a Jehovah's witness patient

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Abstract

Anemia is a complication of severe burn injury. Burn patients who refuse blood transfusions, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, present difficult challenges, and treatment paradigms need to be altered to reduce blood loss and increase red cell restoration. In this report the authors present a case of a 36-year-old Jehovah's Witness who suffered a 35% TBSA burn injury. In addition to standard burn injury treatment, the authors attempted to reduce blood loss with a combination of intraoperative (tranexamic acid) and perioperative (erythropoietin, intravenous iron) strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Jehovah's Witnesses
Anemia
Wounds and Injuries
Tranexamic Acid
Erythropoietin
Blood Transfusion
Iron
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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