Platelet transfusions in neonates: practices in the United States vary significantly from those in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

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BACKGROUND Thrombocytopenia affects 20% to 35% of patients admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Platelet (PLT) transfusions are usually administered to neonates with thrombocytopenia at higher thresholds than those used for older children or adults, although there is a paucity of evidence to guide these decisions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03208.x

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