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Oliguria during Hydrocortisone Dosage Wean in Very Low Birth Weight Infants.
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PMID:  24108665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background Intravenous hydrocortisone (HC) is often used in very low birth weight infants (VLBW) but can be complicated by oliguria when discontinued or tapered.Objectives To determine which factors were associated with oliguria during HC taper.Methods We reviewed all VLBW infants who received initial doses of HC ≥ 1 mg/kg/d. The initial dose and duration of HC, and the incidence of oliguria (urine output [UO] < 2 mL/kg/h) during HC taper, were recorded. In those with oliguria, we recorded the change in UO (mL/kg/h), blood pressure, and creatinine.Results The mean initial HC dose was 2.8 ± 1 mg/kg/d, and the mean total duration of HC therapy was 23 ± 25 days. Oliguria occurred in 24% (13/54) of treated infants. These infants were exposed to higher and longer duration of the initial HC dose than infants without oliguria. Oliguria was predicted by the initial HC dose (odds ratio [OR] 5.8, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.3-25.8, p = 0.02) and by the number of days at initial dose (OR 1.7, 95%CI 1.1-2.7, p = 0.03).Conclusions Oliguria during HC dosage weaning was associated with higher initial HC exposure.
J B Sauberan; E M Reed; Y V Vaucher; A C Katheria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
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Created Date:  2013-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.
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