TABLE 3

Neonatal Morbidities, Blood Loss, and Transfusions

ICC (n = 36), n (%)DCC (n = 36), n (%)
Death or BPD (O2 therapy at 36 wk)9 (25)8 (22)
Discharge on O2a4 (12)5 (14)
SNEC20 (56)14 (39)
NEC, Bell’s19 stage
    No sign25 (69)27 (75)
    1a76
    1b02
    2a11
    3b20
    Perforation10
Blood loss: week 1, mL11.4 ± 5.811.3 ± 5.7
Infants transfused22 (61)18 (50)
Transfusions2.47 ± 3.71.94 ± 3.1
Total amount transfused, mL33 ± 4527 ± 42
ROP (all)a13 (40)10 (28)
Deaths3 (8)0
  • None of the differences are statistically significant.

  • a Number of 33 for the ICC group because 3 infants in the ICC group died before 1 month of age.