Partial exchange transfusion results in increased cerebral oxygenation and faster peripheral microcirculation in newborns with polycythemia

Ergenekon E., Hirfanoglu I. M. , Turan O., Beken S. , Gucuyener K., Atalay Y.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.100, no.11, pp.1432-1436, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02358.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1432-1436


Aim: The aim of this study was to assess cerebral and peripheral oxygenation, by using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and microcirculation by using side stream dark field (SDF) imaging in newborns with polycythemia before and after partial exchange transfusion (PET) therapy to investigate treatment effect on tissue oxygenation and microcirculation.