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Rowena C. Punzalan MD

Rowena C. Punzalan MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Hematology/Oncology
Program: Hematology


  • Higher doses of low-molecular-weight heparin (enoxaparin) are needed to achieve target anti-Xa concentrations in critically ill children*. (Schloemer NJ, Abu-Sultaneh S, Hanson SJ, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Punzalan RC, Havens PL) Pediatr Crit Care Med 2014 Sep;15(7):e294-9 PMID: 24901803
  • The use of novel Therakos™ Cellex® for extracorporeal photopheresis in treatment of graft-versus-host disease in paediatric patients. (Rangarajan HG, Punzalan RC, Camitta BM, Talano JA) Br J Haematol 2013 Nov;163(3):357-64 PMID: 23961954
  • Severe thrombocytopenia in a child secondary to passive platelet antibody transfer from a plasma transfusion. (Collins CL, Scott JP, Panepinto JA, Punzalan RC) J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2013 Jul;35(5):e226-8 PMID: 23459377
  • Use of purified fibrinogen concentrate for dysfibrinogenemia and importance of laboratory fibrinogen activity measurement. (Franzblau EB, Punzalan RC, Friedman KD, Roy A, Bilen O, Flood VH) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Mar;60(3):500-2 PMID: 23129109 PMCID: PMC4461026
  • Effectiveness of clinical guidelines for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in reducing the incidence of venous thromboembolism in critically ill children after trauma. (Hanson SJ, Punzalan RC, Arca MJ, Simpson P, Christensen MA, Hanson SK, Yan K, Braun K, Havens PL) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 May;72(5):1292-7 PMID: 22673257
  • Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill children with cardiac disease. (Hanson SJ, Punzalan RC, Christensen MA, Ghanayem NS, Kuhn EM, Havens PL) Pediatr Cardiol 2012 Jan;33(1):103-8 PMID: 21927987
  • Trimethoprim-induced immune hemolytic anemia in a pediatric oncology patient presenting as an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction. (Gupta S, Piefer CL, Fueger JT, Johnson ST, Punzalan RC) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010 Dec 1;55(6):1201-3 PMID: 20589632
  • Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill children after trauma. (Hanson SJ, Punzalan RC, Greenup RA, Liu H, Sato TT, Havens PL) J Trauma 2010 Jan;68(1):52-6 PMID: 20065757
  • Activated recombinant factor VII for refractory bleeding during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. (Niebler RA, Punzalan RC, Marchan M, Lankiewicz MW) Pediatr Crit Care Med 2010 Jan;11(1):98-102 PMID: 19561557
  • Prevalence of heparin-dependent platelet antibodies in children after cardiopulmonary bypass. (Hanson SJ, Punzalan RC, Ghanayem N, Havens P) Pediatr Crit Care Med 2007 Jul;8(4):358-61 PMID: 17545932
  • Erythrocyte adhesion is modified by alterations in cellular tonicity and volume. (Wandersee NJ, Punzalan RC, Rettig MP, Kennedy MD, Pajewski NM, Sabina RL, Paul Scott J, Low PS, Hillery CA) Br J Haematol 2005 Nov;131(3):366-77 PMID: 16225657
  • Concurrent poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. (Greenbaum LA, Kerlin BA, Van Why S, Punzalan RC, Trost BA, Pan CG, Scott JP) Pediatr Nephrol 2003 Dec;18(12):1301-3 PMID: 14586676
  • Low-molecular-weight heparin in thrombotic disease in children and adolescents. (Punzalan RC, Hillery CA, Montgomery RR, Scott CA, Gill JC) J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2000 Mar-Apr;22(2):137-42 PMID: 10779027
  • Last update: 05/15/2015