Topics Discussed: exchange transfusion, whole blood; hematology.
Prevent neurotoxicity induced by hyperbilirubinemia.
Jaundice and intermediate to advanced stages of acute bilirubin
encephalopathy are present even if the serum bilirubin level does
not exactly fit the guidelines.
Early phase: Severely jaundiced infants become lethargic,
hypotonic, and feed poorly.
Intermediate phase: Moderate stupor; irritability; and hypertonia,
manifested by backward arching of the neck (retrocollis) and trunk
(opisthotonos); fever; and high-pitched cry that may alternate with
Treat coagulopathy due to disseminated intravascular coagulation
and life-threatening metabolic disorders.
Correct polycythemia using a partial exchange transfusion, meaning
that < 1 blood volume is removed and then replaced with normal
Treat severe anemia associated with heart failure with..."
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