Blood transfusions appear to ease apnea in VLBW babies

Blood transfusions were associated with a reduced likelihood and severity of apnea in very low birth weight babies, University of Virginia researchers reported in the Journal of Pediatrics. The data add to the evidence that oxygen-carrying capacity is an important factor in apnea among premature infants, according to researchers.

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