Blood withdrawal and infusion via umbilical catheters: Effect on cerebral perfusion and influence of ibuprofen

Milena Bray, Ilaria Stucchi, Monica Fumagalli, Lorenza Pugni, Luca Ramenghi, Massimo Agosti, Fabio Mosca

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Withdrawal and infusion of blood via umbilical catheters can affect cerebral blood flow in preterm infants. We compared the effects on cerebral perfusion of 3 ml/kg blood withdrawal and infusion via umbilical arterial (UAC) and venous (UVC) catheters in 16 infants ≤32 weeks gestation, age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalBiology of the Neonate
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003



  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Ibuprofen
  • Near infrared spectroscopy
  • Umbilical catheters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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