Neonatal transfusion practice

Murray N A; Roberts I A G
March 2004
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Mar2004, Vol. 89 Issue 2, pF101
Academic Journal
Many previously widely accepted neonatal transfusion practices are changing as neonatologists become more aware of the risks to their patients of multiple blood product transfusions. Recent literature and research on neonatal transfusion practice are here reviewed, and practical guidelines and trigger thresholds for blood products commonly used in neonatal medicine are proposed.


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