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Dear colleagues! Could you clarify for me please where you measure hemoglobin and hematocrit for transfusion? Central or peripheral lines (venous, arterial) or in capillary bed by heelstick? I failed to find much info about that. For example this paper https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semperi.2008.10.006 (pretty old one 2009) states that "central measurements are preferred". If so is the any difference between UAC and UVC hemoglobin and hematocrit? Many thanks!
A debate broke out recently at one of our rounds when someone asked whether a recent case of NEC was possibly related to a transfusion that a baby received. Much has been written about Transfusion Associated Necrotizing Enterocolitis (TANEC) with the pendulum swinging back and forth between it existing as a real entity or simply being an association that is not causative in the least. Using one of my favourite sources, a retrospective analysis of the Canadian Neonatal Network database found no difference in mortality or morbidities for those who had a transfusion and NEC vs those without. De
I never used EPO before, but recently joined the group that uses EPO extensively. So just want to find out how many NICU use Epo for prevention PRBC transfusions. Do you use Epo? Do you use it early? Do you use it late? Do you use it for some kids- targeted use? Do you use Darbe? Thanks.