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Intrauterine closure of the ductus arteriosus: implications for the neonatologist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19263336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrauterine closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus is a rare but serious condition. It can lead to congestive heart failure, fetal hydrops, and fetal death. No intrauterine intervention is currently available to treat this condition. Postnatally, it can present as pulmonary hypertension and can be associated with high mortality and morbidity. Postnatal therapies aimed at pulmonary hypertension or with medications that maintain the patency of the ductus arteriosus are variably successful. We present the neonatal course of a full-term neonate with severe pulmonary hypertension and intrauterine closure of the ductus arteriosus who survived to early infancy.
Muhammad Aslam; Helen A Christou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Combined Modality Therapy
Ductus Arteriosus / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Doppler
Fetal Diseases / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / etiology,  therapy*
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / therapy,  ultrasonography*

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