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Transfusion practices in infants receiving assisted ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9523077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Controversies about medical practices usually arise from lack of definitive scientific studies. In the presence of continuing controversy about the appropriate hemoglobin level for ventilated (or nonventilated) infants, we can attempt to derive as much useful information as possible. In this article, the authors focus on four subjects: the physiologic role of red cells, the clinical effects of anemia and the proposed clinical benefit of red cell transfusions in preterm infants, the risks associated with transfusions, and the use of recombinant erythropoietin as an alternative to transfusion therapy.
A Cohen; C Manno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-09     Completed Date:  1998-06-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-111     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Hematology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Neonatal / etiology,  therapy*
Blood Transfusion* / adverse effects
Erythrocytes / physiology
Erythropoietin / therapeutic use*
Hemoglobins / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Respiration, Artificial*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 11096-26-7/Erythropoietin

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