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Management of the neonate with patent ductus arteriosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17310674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Care of the preterm infant with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a frequent challenge for the neonatal nurse. Management of term infants with cardiac lesions dependent upon a PDA can be even more challenging. It is vital for neonatal nurses to understand the normal cardiovascular and pulmonary changes that occur at birth so they can anticipate pathological processes influencing the clinical course of an infant with a PDA. In addition, knowledge of current and effective treatment approaches is essential to providing optimal care for these vulnerable infants, as well as in guiding their parents. The purpose of this article is to review current information about PDA, including physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacological approaches, surgical considerations, complications and outcomes, parental support, and areas for future research.
Lisa DiMenna; Cindy Laabs; Lisa McCoskey; Amanda Seals
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2006 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-21     Completed Date:  2007-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-40; quiz 341-2     Citation Subset:  N    
College of Nursing, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent* / diagnosis,  nursing,  physiopathology,  therapy
Indomethacin / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; 53-86-1/Indomethacin

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