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Operative closure of patent ductus arteriosus in the neonatal intensive care unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9008767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm infants undergoing surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus are usually critically ill and are suffering from many concomitant diseases. The high risk of increased morbidity in transferring them from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to a distant operating room is generally recognized. For this reason we report our experience in 33 premature infants with patent ductus arteriosus who have been operated in the NICU over a six-year period. There were no operative or immediate postoperative deaths and the 30 days hospital mortality was 6%. Based upon these findings we can confirm that operative closure of PDA can be performed safely in the NICU.
E Mortier; M Ongenae; F Vermassen; J Van Aken; J De Roose; P Van Haesebrouck; B Vandeveire; G Rolly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    1996 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-27     Completed Date:  1997-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Ligation / methods
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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