Neurocognitive profiles of preterm infants randomly assigned to lower or higher hematrocit thresholds for transfusion

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the impact of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in preterm neonates on long-term neurocognitive outcomes.
2. Discuss the hypothesized mechanisms by which liberal RBC transfusion might lead to poorer neurocognitive test performances in former preterm children at school ages.

McCoy, T. E., Conrad, A. L., Richman, L. C., Lindgren, S. D., Nopoulos, P. C., & Bell, E. F. (2011). Neurocognitive profiles of preterm infants randomly assigned to lower or higher hematocrit thresholds for transfusion. Child Neuropsychology17(4), 347-367.