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Treatment and Prevention of Neonatal Anemia.
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PMID:  20209037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Because red blood cell (RBC) transfusion therapy remains the primary treatment of anemia encountered in early life, the basis for RBC transfusion in the treatment of symptomatic anemia is discussed in this review along with several important aspects of neonatal blood banking practices. Nontransfusion approaches to the prevention and treatment of neonatal anemia also are described. Finally, this review covers the controversy surrounding whether neonatal RBC transfusion therapy should be restrictive or liberal. The evaluation and treatment of uncommon and rare acquired and genetic causes of anemia in newborn infants are beyond the scope of this review.
John A Widness
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Journal Detail:
Title:  NeoReviews     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1526-9906     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101085360     Medline TA:  Neoreviews     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  526-533     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Ia.
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P01 HL046925-13//NHLBI NIH HHS; P01 HL046925-13//NHLBI NIH HHS

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