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When should we transfuse preterm babies, and why?

I was one of the investigators in the PINT trial (Kirpalani H, et al. The Premature Infants in Need of Transfusion (PINT) study: a randomized, controlled trial of a restrictive (low) versus liberal (high) transfusion threshold for extremely low birth … Continue reading

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Do transfusions trigger NEC? or does anemia?

I am still unconvinced that transfusion associated NEC is a real thing, I think it is possibly a real phenomenon, but I am not sure how to know for sure. Some of the best evidence I think comes from the … Continue reading

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Iron therapy for anemia of the preterm; now I’m confused!

I thought I knew, sort of, what to do about iron supplementation in the preterm. Preterm babies outgrew their iron supply, there isn’t very much in breast milk, and you need to supplement to minimize the appearance of anemia of … Continue reading

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