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Hepatic injury: a possible complication of dopamine infusion through an inappropriately placed umbilical vein catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6394025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 34-week preterm infant was evaluated for direct hyperbilirubinemia and hepatomegaly at 2 weeks of age. Dopamine had been used in the management of hypotension in the early neonatal period; the drug had been inappropriately infused into the right branch of the portal vein. Ultrasonography of the abdomen at 2 weeks showed mild hepatomegaly and a hypoechoic area in the right lobe of the liver posteriorly. Follow-up ultrasonogram at 3 months showed the liver to be of normal size and echogenicity. Hyperbilirubinemia was resolved by 3 1/2 weeks. No other problems were specifically related to the hepatic injury.
P S Venkataraman; D S Babcock; R C Tsang; J L Ballard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-21     Completed Date:  1985-03-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
Dopamine / administration & dosage*
Hyaline Membrane Disease / drug therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Infusions, Parenteral / adverse effects
Jaundice, Neonatal / therapy
Liver / injuries*
Portal Vein
Grant Support
MCT-000174/CT/CIT NIH HHS; RR-00068-18-52/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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