Risk factors for neonatal thrombosis: A retrospective study conducted in a single Canadian intensive care unit
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Among children, neonates have the highest incidence of thrombosis. We conducted a retrospective review of neonatal thrombosis, in a single intensive care unit (ICU) over 4.5 years. Among 4860 ICU admissions to our center, identified through the Canadian Neonatal Network database, 186 were associated with arterial and venous thrombosis involving 195 thrombotic sites. The neonatal thrombosis incidence was 38 per 1000 neonatal ICU admissions. We assessed patient characteristics and compared the association between risk factors and thrombosis. In the multivariate analysis, central venous catheters, sepsis, and respiratory distress syndrome were significant predictors of neonatal thrombosis.
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