European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 137, Issue 3, pp 283–284

Exchange transfusion in newborns via a peripheral artery and vein

  • F. Sagi
  • F. Eyal
  • Y. Armon
  • I. Arad
  • M. Robinson
Original Investigations

Abstract

Exchange transfusion using a peripheral artery and vein was carried out 18 times in 17 newborn infants. The arteries used to withdraw blood were the radial [13], the ulnar [3] and the posterior tibial [2]. Infusion of blood was carried out simultaneously through a peripheral vein. There was no mortality or morbidity directly associated with the procedure. We recommend this technique for exchange transfusion in general, and especially in the very ill newborn.

Key words

Exchange transfusion Peripheral arteries Peripheral veins 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Sagi
    • 1
  • F. Eyal
    • 1
  • Y. Armon
    • 1
  • I. Arad
    • 1
  • M. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of PediatricsHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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