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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 175867, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/175867
Research Article

Posttransfusion Haematocrit Equilibration: Timing Posttransfusion Haematocrit Check in Neonates at the National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria

Neonatal Unit, National Hospital Abuja, Plot 132, National Hospital Road, Central Business District, PMB 425, Abuja, Nigeria

Received 22 December 2014; Revised 26 February 2015; Accepted 5 March 2015

Academic Editor: F. J. Kaskel

Copyright © 2015 L. I. Audu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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