Transfusion in extremely low-birth-weight premature neonates: Current practice trends, risks, and early interventions to decrease the need for transfusion

Lisa A. Hensch, Alexander J. Indrikovs, Karen E. Shattuck

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Abstract

The goal of this review is to familiarize readers with current issues related to red blood cell transfusion and alternative strategies in the extremely low-birth-weight neonatal population. We discuss benefits associated with packed red blood cell transfusion and unique adverse outcomes in this fragile group. Alternative strategies for the prevention of anemia requiring transfusion are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e287-e296
JournalNeoReviews
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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