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The Use of Placental Blood on Admission to the NICU
Background: Upon admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are routinely phlebotomized within the first hours of life. Though necessary, this can lead to poor outcomes ...
Transfusion-Related Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Problem: Transfusion-related NEC (TR-NEC) leads to increased morbidity and mortality numbers within the very low birth weight (VLBW) population, and remains a challenge as its complex, multifactorial etiology is not well ...