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Hematological reference ranges in black very low birth weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11881793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compared hematological reference ranges in black very low birth weight infants to previously published values established predominantly on white subjects. Ninety-four healthy, black, premature babies with a birth weight of 800 to 1500 g at 2-7 days of age were enrolled as part of a study comparing blood transfusions and high- versus low-dose recombinant erythropoietin in anaemia of prematurity. Peripheral venous blood was collected for a full blood count and differential, fetal hemoglobin and erythropoietin levels. The hematological parameters observed in black very low birth weight neonates are similar to previously published reference ranges, except that lower limits of normal were observed for hemoglobin and the red cell indices.
V P Stancheva; G G Sherman; M Avent; B J Cory; D E Ballot; P A Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric hematology and oncology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0888-0018     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-07     Completed Date:  2002-11-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700164     Medline TA:  Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Haematology and Molecular Medicine, South African Institute for Medical Research and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
African Continental Ancestry Group
Blood Cell Count
Erythropoietin / blood
European Continental Ancestry Group
Fetal Hemoglobin / analysis
Hematologic Tests / standards
Infant, Low Birth Weight / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / blood
Reference Values
South Africa
Reg. No./Substance:
11096-26-7/Erythropoietin; 9034-63-3/Fetal Hemoglobin

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