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Hemofiltration and plasmapheresis in newborns using a small blood pump system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2597538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extracorporeal detoxification methods in newborns and premature infants are unavailable and contraindicated because of technical problems. The authors' experiences with a blood pump unit that was miniaturized for hemodialysis, hemofiltration, and plasmapheresis in newborns are reported. In 28 newborns and premature infants, 32 hemofiltrations, 3 hemodialyses, and 57 plasmaphereses were carried out for different diseases. Thirteen of 28 patients died despite hemofiltration and/or plasmapheresis as a result of their primary disease and/or immaturity, and 15 patients improved.
R Bambauer; G A Jutzler; H J Jesberger; G Löffler; H G Limbach; N Graf; J Richter; I Volkmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO transactions / American Society for Artificial Internal Organs     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0889-7190     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO Trans     Publication Date:    1989 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-06     Completed Date:  1990-02-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611947     Medline TA:  ASAIO Trans     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  578-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, University of Saarland, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / therapy
Erythroblastosis, Fetal / therapy
Hemofiltration / instrumentation*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
Kidney Failure, Acute / therapy
Plasmapheresis / instrumentation*
Sepsis / therapy

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