Massive obstetric hemorrhage in a Jehovah's Witness: intraoperative strategies and high-dose erythropoietin use.

Abstract

A massive obstetric hemorrhage resulting in an extremely low hematocrit (5.9%) required innovative intraoperative and postoperative management. We used a combination of rapid intraoperative volume replacement, aortic compression, chemical coma, high-dose erythropoietin, and enteral iron replacement to elevate the hematocrit in a patient refusing blood transfusions.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1266158

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@article{Belfort2011MassiveOH, title={Massive obstetric hemorrhage in a Jehovah's Witness: intraoperative strategies and high-dose erythropoietin use.}, author={Michael A . Belfort and Shalece Kofford and Michael A. Varner}, journal={American journal of perinatology}, year={2011}, volume={28 3}, pages={207-10} }