exchange transfusion


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exchange transfusion

[iks′chānj tranz‚fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The replacement of most or all of the recipient's blood in small amounts at a time by blood from a donor, a technique used particularly in cases of erythroblastosis fetalis, in certain types of poisoning such as salicylism, and occasionally in liver failure. Also known as replacement transfusion.
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Although jaundice at a level necessitating exchange transfusion did not develop in our patient, anti-E antibody was found as positive.
Exchange transfusion in neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia: experience in Isfahan, Iran.
The third infant was premature and died of Escherichia coli sepsis with perforated necrotising enterocolitis, three days after exchange transfusion.
1,8 Increased concentration of bilirubin in the brain requiring exchange transfusion along with early age of onset of hyperbilirubinaemia increasing the duration of exposure to bilirubin are important determinants of the neurotoxic effects of bilirubin.
An exchange transfusion is indicated if there is evidence of hypoxia ([+ or -]5-10% drop from the baseline oxygen saturation level or pa[O.
In our study 753 neonates required either phototherapy or exchange transfusion as treatment for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia.
Exchange transfusion has been used successfully to treat AFE.
Exchange transfusion in septic neonates with sclerema: effect on immunoglobulin and complement levels.
In this study, the neonates neither experienced any kind of adverse effect of Clofibrate nor needed exchange transfusion.
The baby was successfully treated with exchange transfusion of Kellnegative packed red cells, and was discharged on postnatal 30.
During this training Mrs Andrews was privileged to be present at the first ever exchange transfusion to prevent the antibody clash that often occurs when a rhesus-negative mother gives birth to a rhesus positive baby.