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Transfusion volume for children with severe anemia in Africa

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Background: Severe anemia (hemoglobin level, <6 g per deciliter) is a leading cause of hospital admission and death in children in sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization recommends transfusion of 20 ml of whole-blood equivalent per kilogram of body weight for anemia, regardless of hemoglobin level.
Methods: In this factorial, open-label trial, we randomly assigned Ugandan and Malawian children 2 months to 12 years of age with a hemoglob... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1056/NEJMoa1900100

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Publisher:
Massachusetts Medical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
New England Journal of Medicine Journal website
Volume:
381
Issue:
5
Pages:
420-431
Publication date:
2019-08-01
Acceptance date:
2019-06-18
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
Source identifiers:
1021467
Language:
English
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pubs:1021467
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uuid:aa050fb5-aa34-4bbb-a8bc-602c581c807e
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pubs:1021467
Deposit date:
2019-06-24

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