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Retracted: Safety of cardiac surgery without blood transfusion: a retrospective study in Jehovah’s Witness patients

NOTICE OF RETRACTION The following article from Anaesthesia, ‘Safety of cardiac surgery without blood transfusion: a retrospective study in Jehovah’s Witness patients’, by El Azab SR, Vrakking R, Verhage [sic] G and Rosseel PMJ, published online in Wiley Online Library (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.06232.x/full) on 17 March 2010 and in Volume 65, Number 4, pages 348-52, has been retracted by agreement between three of the named authors (R Vrakking, G Verhaegh and PMJ Rosseel), the Journal Editor-in-Chief, Steve Yentis, and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The retraction has been agreed following confirmation by the Amphia Hospital Ethics Committee that the study did not have ethical approval as claimed. In addition, the article was written and submitted without the knowledge or consent of R Vrakking, G Verhaegh and PMJ Rosseel. It has not been possible to obtain a response from the corresponding author SR El Azab.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.06232.x/full