Effects of blood transfusion on regional tissue oxygenation in preterm newborns are dependent on the degree of anaemia


Aktas S. , Ergenekon E., Ozcan E., Aksu M., Unal S., Hirfanoglu I. M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, vol.55, no.10, pp.1209-1213, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jpc.14378
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1209-1213

Abstract

AimMost of the preterm infants are transfused at least once during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The aims of this study were to demonstrate if packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion modulates regional (cerebral, abdominal, renal) tissue oxygen saturation measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and to demonstrate if we can use NIRS to guide transfusion decisions in neonates.