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February 23, 1918

HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE IN NEW-BORNTREATED BY INJECTION OF CITRATED BLOOD IN THE SUPERIOR LONGITUDINAL SINUS

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CINCINNATI

JAMA. 1918;70(8):514-515. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600080016006
Abstract

The following case report may be of interest to the general profession, since it shows that the superior longitudinal sinus may safely be punctured when bleeding occurs in the new-born, and that citrated blood may be successful in controlling the hemorrhage. This method was employed as a last resort, after I had tried without success to introduce the blood through a prominent vein at the elbow and on the left side of the neck. A fair-sized steel needle was introduced in the sinus, and when blood began to flow, between 150 and 200 c.c. of the father's blood in 2 per cent. sodium citrate solution was introduced rather slowly, the blood continuing to drop from the needle whenever the syringe was detached. The method is so simple that it probably will become the one of choice in the future. Citrated or whole blood can readily be introduced in this way,

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