Red Blood Cell Survival in Anemic Low Birth Weight Infants
12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)
Donald Mock, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
The management of anemia in low birth weight infants is crucial to their survival. This topic focuses on the importance of measuring circulating red cell volume and red cell survival in anemic low birth weight infants and on the techniques for making those measurements. Laboratory solutions for preventing neonatal anemia and reducing transfusion now and in the future will be discussed.
Understand the important contribution that the measurement of circulating red cell volume and red cell survival makes to the management of anemic low birth weight infants.
Explain the limitations of the current accepted method for measurement of circulating red cell volume and red cell survival and the limitations of the current understanding of survival of transfused red cells in low birth weight infants.
Discuss the advantages of the multidensity biotin method for measurement of circulating red cell volume and red cell survival and new insights produced using this method.
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