Comparison of a restricted transfusion schedule with erythropoietin therapy versus a restricted transfusion schedule alone in very low birth weight premature infants.

@article{Birenbaum2006ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a restricted transfusion schedule with erythropoietin therapy versus a restricted transfusion schedule alone in very low birth weight premature infants.},
  author={Howard J Birenbaum and Maria A Pane and Sabah M Helou and Karen P Starr},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 10},
  pages={1059-62}
}
OBJECTIVE Erythropoietin (EPO) is commonly used in very low birth weight neonates to minimize blood transfusions during hospitalization. Data are limited comparing the use of EPO along with a restricted transfusion schedule versus a restricted transfusion schedule alone. We compared the effects of a restricted transfusion schedule with EPO versus a restricted transfusion schedule alone during two consecutive 6-month periods. METHODS In period I, infants born at <30 weeks gestational age (GA… CONTINUE READING