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Anemia and postoperative rehabilitation.

Challenging review that discusses optimal hemoglobin level in regard to postoperative rehabilitation, and therefore indirectly questions restrictive hemoglobin thresholds for transfusion. – Volker Kretschmer

Blood substitute and erythropoietin therapy in a severely injured Jehovah’s witness.

Our comments were published in a letter to the Editor (see Hardy JF, Belisle S, Van der Linden P. Combined blood substitute and eryth-ropoietin therapy in a severely injured Jehovah’s witness. N Engl J Med 2002;347(9):696- 697). It is interesting to note that the rise in hemoglobin concentration reported in this patient with high-dose erythropoietin […]