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Comparison of intravenous and enteral indomethacin administration for closure of patent ductus arteriosus in extremely-low-birth-weight infants.
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PMID:  20103486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure rate with different routes (intravenous and enteral) of indomethacin treatment and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Infants with a birthweight < 1,000 g born between July 1997 and June 2007 at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and who received indomethacin treatment for PDA were included in the study. Outcome measures were ductal closure rate and neonatal outcomes. RESULTS: Of 41 extremely-low-birth-weight infants with PDA, 3 infants had spontaneous closure and 3 died before treatment. Of the remaining 35 infants, 13 received enteral ethanol solution of indomethacin and 22 received the intravenous (IV) form. The total closure rates of the IV and enteral groups were 81.8% and 76.9%, respectively. There were no significant differences in the incidence of impaired renal function, necrotizing enterocolitis, chronic lung disease or severe retinopathy of prematurity between the 2 groups. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that ethanol-based indomethacin is an effective alternative to IV indomethacin for the pharmacological closure of PDA in extremely-low-birth-weight infants.
Pei-Chen Tsao; Shu-Jen Chen; Chia-Feng Yang; Yu-Sheng Lee; Mei-Jy Jeng; Wen-Jue Soong; Pi-Chang Lee; Jen-Her Lu; Betau Hwang; Ren-Bin Tang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / drug therapy*
Indomethacin / administration & dosage*
Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Injections, Intravenous
Retrospective Studies
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