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An association between infantile haemangiomas and erythropoietin treatment in preterm infants
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    High dose erythropoietin in preterm infants for neuroprotection does not increase the risk for haemangioma
    • Hans Ulrich Bucher, Full Professor
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      • Alois Tschopp, Brigitte Koller, Jean-Claude Fauchere on behalf of the Swiss EPO Neuroprotection Trial Group

    Based on a retrospective study, Doege et al. reported an increased incidence of haemangioma after treatment with erythropoietin. To verify these results, we did an interim analysis in an on-going prospective randomized placebo-controlled multicentre trial comparing high dose recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) 3,000 U/kg body weight with NaCl 0.9% intravenously at 3, 12-18 and 36-42 hours after birth (NCT00413946)....

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