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Neonatal anemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18411074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal anemia and the need for red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are very common in neonatal intensive care units. Neonatal anemia can be due to blood loss, decreased RBC production, or increased destruction of erythrocytes. Physiologic anemia of the newborn and anemia of prematurity are the two most common causes of anemia in neonates. Phlebotomy losses result in much of the anemia seen in extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW). Accepting a lower threshold level for transfusion in ELBW infants can prevent these infants being exposed to multiple donors.
Sanjay Aher; Kedar Malwatkar; Sandeep Kadam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-04-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1744-165X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-16     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240003     Medline TA:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kilbil Hospital for Precious Kids, City Plaza, opp Kalika Temple, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Neonatal / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy*
Blood Transfusion / standards
Erythropoietin / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
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