Predicting the Need for Exchange Transfusion in Newborn Infants: A Comparison of Five Methods

Alex F. Robertson, Warren B. Karp, Harry C. Davis, W. Zack Catterton, Chantrapa Bunyapen

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Abstract

The need for exchange transfusion was analyzed retrospectively using several different meth ods (total bilirubin binding capacity, birth weight, plasma protein level, and two published charts). These predictive methods were applied to 175 jaundiced infants for whom all the data were available and to 19 infants who were actually exchanged. Most of the patients were sick, premature infants. This study demonstrates the lack of agreement among the predictive methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1983

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Robertson, A. F., Karp, W. B., Davis, H. C., Zack Catterton, W., & Bunyapen, C. (1983). Predicting the Need for Exchange Transfusion in Newborn Infants: A Comparison of Five Methods. Clinical Pediatrics, 22(8), 533-536. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992288302200801