Volume of blood removed for analytical purposes during hospitalization of low-birthweight infants.

@article{Nex1981VolumeOB,
  title={Volume of blood removed for analytical purposes during hospitalization of low-birthweight infants.},
  author={Ebba Nex{\o} and Nicolai Christian Christensen and Henning Salling Olesen},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1981},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          759-61
        }
}
Iatrogenic hazards may be induced by blood sampling in very-low-birthweight neonates. We report the number and types of analyses performed on 20 neonates with a birthweight below 1500 g during their first four weeks of hospitalization. Blood was sampled one to 13 times per infant per day on 382 of the 435 total days of hospitalization. The average blood loss was 7 to 51 mL per kilogram of body weight per four weeks--that is, from 5 to 45% of the calculated total blood volume. Of the blood… CONTINUE READING

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