Antithrombin III Administration in Premature Infants with Intracranial Hemorrhage
Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the neonatal intensive care unit. Abnormalities of coagulation have been implicated as one of the important causes of intracranial hemorrhage in premature infants. Recent advances in the technique of ultrasound diagnosis of ICH in premature infants have made it possible for us to determine the presence of ICH even in the early stages of the disease. This study was conducted to ascertain whether antithrombin III (AT III) inhibits the progress of ICH in prematurely born infants.
KeywordsBirth Weight Premature Infant Intracranial Hemorrhage Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fresh Freeze Plasma
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