Very high users of platelet transfusions in the neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Dohner2009VeryHU,
  title={Very high users of platelet transfusions in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={M Lynn Dohner and Susan E. Wiedmeier and Ronald A. Stoddard and Donald M. Null and Diane K. Lambert and Jill Burnett and Vickie L. Baer and Joshua C Hunt and Erick Henry and Robert D. Christensen},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={869-72}
}
BACKGROUND In neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) practice, a small percentage of the patients receive a large proportion of the platelet (PLT) transfusions administered. This study sought to better define this very-high-user group. To accomplish this, records of all NICU patients in a multihospital health care system who, during a recent 5(1/2)-year period, received 20 or more PLT transfusions were examined. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Electronic medical record repositories of Intermountain… CONTINUE READING

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