Thoroughly and conscientiously performed randomized controlled study investigating the effect of restrictive versus liberal
transfusion of red blood cells in preterm infants. The data confirm a significant reduction of the number of transfused red blood cell units with a restrictive transfusion strategy. However, the infants in the restrictive transfusion group were more likely to
suffer major adverse neurologic events and had more frequent apnea.
– Volker Kretschmer