Association, among very-low-birthweight neonates, between red blood cell transfusions in the week after birth and severe intraventricular hemorrhage.

@article{Christensen2014AssociationAV,
  title={Association, among very-low-birthweight neonates, between red blood cell transfusions in the week after birth and severe intraventricular hemorrhage.},
  author={Robert D. Christensen and Vickie L. Baer and Diane K. Lambert and S J Ilstrup and Larry D. Eggert and Erick Henry},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={104-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous reports describe a statistical association, among very-low-birthweight (VLBW, <1500 g) neonates, between red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the first days after birth and development of severe intraventricular (brain) hemorrhage (IVH). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We hypothesized that after we established a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) transfusion management program in 2009, a decrease in early (first week after birth) RBC transfusion rate and a decrease in the… CONTINUE READING
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