Reduction in red blood cell transfusions among preterm infants: results of a randomized trial with an in-line blood gas and chemistry monitor.

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BACKGROUND Critically ill, extremely premature infants develop anemia because of intensive laboratory blood testing and undergo multiple red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in the early weeks of life. To date, researchers have had only limited success in finding ways to reduce transfusions significantly in this patient population. OBJECTIVE To reduce RBC… (More)

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@article{Widness2005ReductionIR, title={Reduction in red blood cell transfusions among preterm infants: results of a randomized trial with an in-line blood gas and chemistry monitor.}, author={John A Widness and Ashima Madan and Ligia A Grindeanu and Miriam Bridget Zimmerman and David Wong and David K. Stevenson}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2005}, volume={115 5}, pages={1299-306} }