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Audit of anti-D immunoglobulin administration to pregnant Rhesus D negative women following sensitising events.
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PMID:  15512587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We performed a retrospective audit of 99 Rhesus D (RhD) negative women to discover if anti-D immunoglobulin (anti-D) prophylaxis was given in accordance with guidelines from the National Blood Transfusion Service Immunoglobulin Working Party (1991). It was found that all patients received appropriate management postpartum. However, more than half of the antepartum sensitising events beyond 20 weeks' gestation were not managed according to the guidelines. Only one patient was sensitised during the studied pregnancy and no sensitising events were recorded in her case. This supports the introduction of a policy of routine anti-D prophylaxis in the third trimester.
J Morrison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, UK.
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