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Medicine and Surgery

Restricted Diagnostic Phlebotomy to Avoid Iatrogenic Anemia

Blood conservation in neonatal and pediatric populations.

Wilson JR, Gaedeke MK.

Source‎: AACN Clin Issues 1996;7(2):229-37.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8718385

Reducing blood testing in pediatric patients after heart surgery: a quality improvement project.

Delgado-Corcoran C, Bodily S, Frank DU, Witte MK, Castillo R, Bratton SL.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2014;15(8):756-61.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25068246

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000194

Blood loss from laboratory diagnostic tests in children.

Sztefko K, Beba J, Mamica K, Tomasik P.

Source‎: Clin Chem Lab Med 2013;51(8):1623-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23382312

DOI‎: 10.1515/cclm-2012-0672

Identifying factors to minimize phlebotomy-induced blood loss in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Valentine SL, Bateman ST.

Source‎: Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012;13(1):22-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21499175

DOI‎: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318219681d

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