Outcome of infants receiving in-utero transfusions for haemolytic disease

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dc.contributor.author Farrant, B. en
dc.contributor.author Battin, M. en
dc.contributor.author Roberts, A. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-18T03:00:45Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-18T03:00:45Z en
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 114 (1139), 400-403. 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
dc.identifier.other PMID11665927 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/4437 en
dc.description An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract Aims. To review the outcome of infants who received inutero transfusion (IUT) at National Women's Hospital (NWH). Specifically to determine postnatal exchange and top-up transfusion requirements, to examine perinatal factors useful for predicting this and review neurodevelopmental status of recipients. Methods. A review was undertaken of infants delivered at NWH between 1991 and 2000, who had received one or more IUT for haemolytic disease. The mean gestational age at birth was 34 weeks and birth weight 2298 g. The median number of IUT was four (range 1-9). The mean gestational age at the first IUT was 25 weeks and at last IUT was 31 weeks. Results. All 37 infants survived to discharge. Postnatal exchange transfusion was required in ten and top up transfusion in 27 infants. Late transfusion (>3 weeks) was required in 271 infants. Follow-up information on 36 infants revealed one born prematurely following death of a co-twin had cerebral palsy and developmental delay. No other infant had audiology or neurodevelopmental abnormality. Conclusions. This review helps to confirm the good outcome following IUT although some infants continue to require transfusions for up to four months after birth. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Outcome of infants receiving in-utero transfusions for haemolytic disease en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.issue 1139 en
pubs.begin-page 400 en
pubs.volume 114 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) en
pubs.end-page 403 en
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