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Haematocrit and red blood cell transport in preterm infants: an observational study
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    A simple practice to increase red cell transport in newborns

    The finding of Pladys et al (1), that preterm infants are able to compensate for deficiencies in hematocrit by increasing cardiac output is reassuring. However, it would seem to be a good idea to attempt to minimize the need for such efforts, which are another added stress to an already overburdened newborn’s system.

    There is a simple procedure with little, if any risk that can increase red cell transport or...

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