Criteria for exchange transfusion in jaundiced newborns.

@article{Ahlfors1994CriteriaFE,
  title={Criteria for exchange transfusion in jaundiced newborns.},
  author={Charles E. Ahlfors},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={488-94}
}
OBJECTIVE A widely published set of exchange transfusion criteria lowers critical bilirubin concentrations when the serum albumin falls to < 2.5 g/dL. Although acknowledging the role of bilirubin-albumin binding in bilirubin neurotoxicity, this approach may inadvertently produce two critical bilirubin concentrations. This study investigates using the bilirubin/albumin ratio instead of the single albumin concentration to eliminate this potential ambiguity in the criteria. DESIGN AND… CONTINUE READING

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