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blood transfusion in premature infants

M Kotowski, Z Litwinska, P Klos, E Pius-Sadowska, E Zagrodnik-Ulan, P Ustianowski, J Rudnicki, B Machalinski
Umbilical cord blood (UCB), rich in stem/progenitor cells, is partially eliminated from the bloodstream during childbirth because the cord is immediately clamped. We hypothesize that transfusion of autologous UCB to premature infants after delivery could serve as an adjuvant modality for preventing the development of prematurity-related complications. We randomly enrolled 20 preterm infants born before 32 weeks of gestational age (GA), all of whom developed anemia, necessitating transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs)...
December 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Nihal Demirel, Esin Koc, Dilek Ulubas Isik, İbrahim Murat Hirfanoglu, Turan Tunc
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in Turkey and to establish screening criteria for this condition. METHODS: A prospective cohort study (TR-ROP) was performed between 1 April 2016 and 30 April 2017 in 69 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Infants with a birth weight (BW)≤1500 g or gestational age (GA)≤32 weeks and those with a BW>1500 g or GA>32 weeks with an unstable clinical course were included in the study...
March 8, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Tian Wu, Li Zhang, Yu Tong, Yi Qu, Bin Xia, Dezhi Mu
Purpose: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the leading cause of blindness in children worldwide. This study aimed to determine the incidence and perinatal risk factors for ROP in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) Chinese infants. Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 504 VLBW infants screened for ROP from 2012 to 2015 was performed in West China Second University Hospital. VLBW infants were examined according to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists ROP guideline and retinopathy was graded following the International Classification of ROP...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Terri Marin, James E Moore
BACKGROUND: The multifactorial pathology and broad clinical presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) development in premature infants make prediction of disease onset extremely challenging. Over the past decade, packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions have been temporally linked to the development of NEC in severely anemic preterm infants, although this issue is highly controversial. PURPOSE: In this case study, we describe events of an extremely low birth-weight infant who developed NEC complicated by pneumoperitoneum after receiving multiple PRBC transfusions...
January 3, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Pia Lundgren, Sam E Athikarisamy, Sanjay Patole, Geoffrey C Lam, Lois E Smith, Karen Simmer
AIM: This study evaluated the correlation between retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), anaemia and blood transfusions in extremely preterm infants. METHODS: We included 227 infants born below 28 weeks of gestation at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, Australia, from 2014-2016. Birth characteristics and risk factors for ROP were retrieved, and anaemia and severe anaemia were defined as a haemoglobins of <110 g/L and <80 g/L, respectively. Logistic regression was used for the analysis...
December 15, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
Fotini Stripeli, John Kapetanakis, Dimitris Gourgiotis, Antonis Drakatos, Maria Tsolia, Lydia Kossiva
BACKGROUND: Packed red blood cell transfusion is common in preterm neonates. Hepcidin acts as a negative feedback iron regulator. Iron parameters such as immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF) and high-light-scatter reticulocytes (HLR) are used to clarify iron metabolism. Very little is known about the regulation of hepcidin in preterm infants because most reports have evaluated prohepcidin. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate serum hepcidin and establish hematological parameters in preterm infants after transfusion...
February 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Douglas A Blank, Graeme R Polglase, Martin Kluckow, Andrew William Gill, Kelly J Crossley, Alison Moxham, Karyn Rodgers, Valerie Zahra, Ishmael Inocencio, Fiona Stenning, Domeic A LaRosa, Peter G Davis, Stuart B Hooper
OBJECTIVE: Umbilical cord milking (UCM) at birth may benefit preterm infants, but the physiological effects of UCM are unknown. We compared the physiological effects of two UCM strategies with immediate umbilical cord clamping (UCC) and physiological-based cord clamping (PBCC) in preterm lambs. METHODS: At 126 days' gestational age, fetal lambs were exteriorised, intubated and instrumented to measure umbilical, pulmonary and cerebral blood flows and arterial pressures...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Demet Nalbant, José A Cancelas, Donald M Mock, Svetlana V Kyosseva, Robert L Schmidt, Gretchen A Cress, M Bridget Zimmerman, Ronald G Strauss, John A Widness
BACKGROUND: Critically ill preterm very-low-birthweight (VLBW) neonates (birthweight ≤ 1.5 kg) frequently develop anemia that is treated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Although RBCs transfused to adults demonstrate progressive decreases in posttransfusion 24-hour RBC recovery (PTR24 ) during storage-to a mean of approximately 85% of the Food and Drug Administration-allowed 42-day storage-limited data in infants indicate no decrease in PTR24 with storage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We hypothesized that PTR24 of allogeneic RBCs transfused to anemic VLBW newborns: 1) will be greater than PTR24 of autologous RBCs transfused into healthy adults and 2) will not decrease with increasing storage duration...
February 2018: Transfusion
Parvesh Garg, Rachel Pinotti, C Vivek Lal, Ariel A Salas
BACKGROUND: The number of observational studies that report an association between packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has increased. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the association between PRBC transfusions and NEC in observational studies. METHODS: Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library databases as well as the Pediatrics Academic Societies abstract archives were systematically searched to identify observational studies that investigated the association between PRBC transfusions and NEC...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
2018: Neonatology
Michael Fogarty, David A Osborn, Lisa Askie, Anna Lene Seidler, Kylie Hunter, Kei Lui, John Simes, William Tarnow-Mordi
BACKGROUND: The effects of delayed cord clamping of the umbilical cord in preterm infants are unclear. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the effects of delayed vs early cord clamping on hospital mortality (primary outcome) and morbidity in preterm infants using Cochrane Collaboration neonatal review group methodology. STUDY DESIGN: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Chinese articles, cross-referencing citations, expert informants, and trial registries to July 31, 2017, for randomized controlled trials of delayed (≥30 seconds) vs early (<30 seconds) clamping in infants born <37 weeks' gestation...
January 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sezin Unal, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Sara Erol, İlter Arifoglu, Murat Alisik, Ozcan Erel, Nihal Demirel
BACKGROUND: Thiols are organic compounds containing sulfhydryl groups which exert antioxidant effects via dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis. The shift towards disulfides indicates the presence of oxidative environment. Thiol-disulfide homeostasis has not been evaluated in neonates. We aimed to evaluate dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis in preterm infants. METHODS: Preterm infants with birth weight less than 1500 grams (25-32 weeks of gestation) were included...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Harriet D Miller, Daleen A Penoyer, Kari Baumann, Ann Diaz, Mary Lou Sole, Susan M Bowles
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants often receive blood transfusions during hospitalization. Although transfusions are intended to enhance oxygen delivery, previous studies found decreases in tissue and mesenteric oxygen saturation during and after blood transfusions without changes in vital signs and hemoglobin oxygen saturation. PURPOSE: To study the effect of blood transfusions on regional mesenteric tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2), hemoglobin saturation of oxygen (SpO2), and heart rate (HR) in premature infants...
August 3, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Julia R Glanternik, Ian L Baine, Christopher A Tormey, Michelle R Rychalsky, Robert S Baltimore
Three premature infants in one neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) developed transfusion-transmitted babesiosis. Two of the infants developed high-grade parasitemia. All three affected infants were treated and cured with azithromycin and atovaquone. No infant required exchange transfusion. Clinicians should be cognizant that babesiosis may be acquired via blood transfusion.
September 21, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
M Marocchini, J Lauféron, C Quantin, P Sagot
OBJECTIVES: To analyze temporal trends and management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) with transfusion and its related maternal near-miss (MNM) cases between 2006 and 2014 and to study risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study from two prospective databases included 156,047 women giving birth in all the maternity hospitals of Burgundy. We analyzed temporal trends and the distribution of PPH with transfusion, the circumstances of transfer of patients between hospitals and factors associated with PPH with transfusion...
May 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Changhong Chai, Xiuhua Wang, Chunlei Hou
BACKGROUND: We explored the clinical efficacy of vitamin A combined with vitamin B in the prevention and treatment of premature infants with anemia. METHODS: 150 cases of premature infants were divided into three groups. Vitamin A combined with recombinant human erythropoietin (group A), vitamin B combined with recombinant human erythropoietin (group B), vitamin A combined with vitamin B combined with recombinant human erythropoietin treatment (recorded as group C)...
September 15, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
Kellie E Cunningham, Frances C Okolo, Robyn Baker, Kevin P Mollen, Misty Good
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe intestinal disease of premature infants with high mortality. Studies suggest a causative relationship between red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and NEC; however, whether RBC transfusion leads to worse outcomes in NEC is unknown. We sought to determine whether RBC transfusion was associated with an increased risk of surgical NEC and mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 115 patients were enrolled with NEC Bell's stage 2A or greater from 2010-2015...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Hidayet Erdöl, Dilek Hacioglu, Mehmet Kola, Adem Türk, Yakup Aslan
The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at
June 3, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Olubukunola Adesanya, Claudia Weinheimer, Jordan Burdine, Sherry Luedtke
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November 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
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