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dc.contributor.editorGleason, Kevin M.en_US
dc.creatorBradley, Arianna
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-30T20:36:30Z
dc.date.available2017-03-30T20:36:30Z
dc.date.created2017-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11461
dc.description.abstractExchange transfusion is the replacement of blood from newborn infants with elevated bilirubin level in their blood stream with donor blood containing normal bilirubin levels. Newborn infants that experience jaundice, the yellowing of the skin and eyes, have a buildup of bilirubin, a chemical that occurs during red blood cell breakdown, or hemolysis. Exchange transfusion is a therapy developed throughout the 1940s by Louis Diamond and a group of surgeons at the Children’s Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. During exchange transfusion, a physician inserts a plastic tube called a catheter through the umbilical vein of the infant to slowly remove infant blood and sequentially replace it with donor blood. Exchange transfusion was the first definitive treatment for hyperbilirubinemia in the US and it helped reduce the incidence of kernicterus, a type of brain damage caused by elevated bilirubin levels.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshJaundice, Neonatalen_US
dc.subject.lcshHyperbilirubinemia, Neonatalen_US
dc.subject.lcshRh factoren_US
dc.subject.lcshRhesus factoren_US
dc.subject.lcshErythroblastosis fetalisen_US
dc.subject.lcshLandsteiner, Karl, 1868-1943en_US
dc.subject.lcshWiener, Alexander S. (Alexander Solomon), 1907-1976en_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren's Hospital Medical Center (Boston, Mass.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHematologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPhototherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshRho(D) Immune Globulinen_US
dc.titleExchange Transfusion for Jaundiced Newborns in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.tagJaundiceen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-03-30en_US


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