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Necrotizing enterocolitis after red blood cell transfusion in preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus: a case series.
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PMID:  22938036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aim:  Both patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion are risk factors of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The combination of PDA and PRBC transfusion may have a synergistic effect on the intestinal circulation. Methods: We present four cases of NEC in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants within 14 hours after PRBC transfusion. Results:  All infants were growing on full enteral feeding and they all had a PDA. Conclusion: We are concerned that the simultaneous presence of a PDA and PRBC transfusion in VLBW infants may place the infant at even greater risk of NEC than each of these factors alone. © 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Authors:
Anna Sellmer; Lene Hjelle Tauris; Anders Johansen; Tine Brink Henriksen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Affiliation:
Aarhus University Hospital, Pediatric Department Randers Regional Hospital, Pediatric Department.
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