There are approximately 8.5 million Jehovah's Witnesses and around 150,000 live in Great Britain and Ireland. Based on their beliefs and core values, Jehovah's Witnesses refuse blood component transfusion (including red cells, plasma and platelets). They regard non‐consensual transfusion as
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In a multicentre, randomized-controlled, phase III trial in complex cardiovascular surgery (Randomized Evaluation of Fibrinogen vs Placebo in Complex Cardiovascular Surgery: REPLACE), single-dose human fibrinogen concentrate (FCH) was associated w
To assess the feasibility, safety, and potential useful effect of adenosine as a postconditioning agent in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries.
Prospective randomized controlled study.
The study comprised 60 pat
To investigate the efficacy and safety of perioperative administration of nitric oxide in cardiac surgery.
Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Cardiac surgery patients.
A search of Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTR
The surgery ward is the most expensive and profitable section of a hospital. The decisions made in this section therefore produce significant effects on the overall performance of the hospital. Planning and scheduling of the surgeries in the operating rooms would obviously lead to the enhan