Adrenocorticotrophin and glucocorticoid response to exchange transfusion.

Plasma adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and glucocorticoid concentrations were measured during and for 3 hours after exchange transfusion in four groups of infants. Transfusion with ACD blood via the umbilical artery were performed on 10 infants of 35--40 weeks gestation and 11 infants of 27 to 33 weeks gestation. Ten transfusions via the umbilical vein were… CONTINUE READING