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BACKGROUND Because GB virus type C(GBV-C)/HGV (GBV-C/HGV) is blood-borne and sexually transmitted, persons at risk of infection with such viruses have a high prevalence of GBV-C/HGV markers. However, adults with no apparent risk factors, such as blood donors, frequently are positive for GBV-C/HGV markers. Mother-to-infant transmission could explain this(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of phototherapy in lowering serum bilirubin levels in neonates varies inversely with the rate and degree of hemolysis. Combining this therapy with albumin perfusion could enhance its effectiveness. This study examines total, unconjugated and unbound fractions of bilirubin in infants treated by phototherapy alone or by(More)
PURPOSE The necessity of saving blood products has established the practice of exchange transfusion (ET) with reconstituted blood in newborns. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the indications and the practice of this technique at the Perinatal Hemobiology Centre (Paris, France). METHODS The records of intervention allowed us to review(More)
A case of massive feto-maternal haemorrhage which was discovered by chance in the 34th week of pregnancy is described in detail. This case is characterised by: total absence of clinical, electrical and echographic abnormalities, a part from the fetus being very anaemic; the saving of the very anaemic newborn baby because of the performance of caesarean(More)
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