Necrotizing Enterocolitis and the Role of Anemia of Prematurity
Seminars in Perinatology, 08/03/2012
Singh R et al. – Anemia potentially compromises mucosal integrity with subsequent poor healing, and this injury may be augmented by yet unknown factors associated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Although convincing evidence is lacking, there is a need for guidelines to keep the hematocrit within clinically and physiologically relevant limits by appropriate interventions.