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Randomized trial of liberal versus restrictive guidelines for red blood cell transfusion in preterm infants.

Thoroughly and conscientiously performed randomized controlled study investigating the effect of restrictive versus liberal transfusion of red blood cells in preterm infants. The data confirm a significant reduction of the number of transfused red blood cell units with a restrictive transfusion strategy. However, the infants in the restrictive transfusion group were more likely to suffer […]

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia.

An important article for clinicians to remind them of the importance of neonatal immune thrombocytopenia even when the platelet specific antibodies cannot be detected. – Volker Kretschmer