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Blood transfusion reactions in Malaysian newborn infants.
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PMID:  10971978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective observational study was carried out over a seven month period in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a large Malaysian maternity hospital to determine the rate of blood transfusion and the incidence of transfusion reactions in newborn infants. During the study period, the rates of blood transfusion was 6.1% (n = 117) of NICU admission or 8.2 per 1,000 live births. The median birth weight of the infants who had received blood transfusion was 1,740 grams (range: 725-4,350), and their mean gestational age was 33.6 weeks (sd = 5.1, range = 24-41 weeks). The median age of infants when they first received blood transfusion was 4.0 days (range: 1-27 days). When compared with infants of birth weight between 3,000 and 3,499 grams, infants of birth weight less than 1,500 grams received significantly higher median number of transfusions per infant, (p < 0.001). The incidence of transfusion reaction was 2.7% (3/110) of all transfused infants or 1.3% (3/223) of all blood transfusions. Febrile nonhemolytic reaction was the only type of transfusion reaction detected during the study period. This study showed that transfusion reactions in newborn infants were not common.
N Y Boo; B H Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-20     Completed Date:  2000-09-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  MALAYSIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Tenteram, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Blood Transfusion / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Prospective Studies

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