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Oral versus intravenous ibuprofen for patent ductus arteriosus closure: a randomised controlled trial in extremely low birthweight infants.
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PMID:  22147286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ObjectiveTo compare the efficacy and safety of oral versus intravenous ibuprofen for the pharmacological closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in less mature preterm infants.DesignProspective, randomised controlled study.SettingTertiary neonatal intensive care unit.Patients and interventionsThe study enrolled 80 preterm infants with gestational age ≤28 weeks, birth weight <1000 g, postnatal age 48 to 96 h, and had echocardiographically confirmed significant PDA. Seventy extremely low birthweight (ELBW) preterm infants received either intravenous or oral ibuprofen randomly as an initial dose of 10 mg/kg, followed by 5 mg/kg at 24 and 48 h.Main outcome measuresThe success rate and the safety of the drugs in ELBW preterm infants were the major outcomes.ResultsPDA closure rate was significantly higher with oral ibuprofen (83.3% vs 61.7%) after the first course of the treatment (p=0.04). Although the primary closure rate was marginally higher in the oral ibuprofen group, the need for a second course of ibuprofen during the whole hospitalisation was similar between groups: 11 of 36 in oral versus 15 of 34 in intravenous groups (p=0.24) because of a higher reopening rate in the oral group. In addition to no increase in side effects with oral ibuprofen use, the need for postnatal steroid use for chronic lung disease was significantly lower in oral ibuprofen group (p=0.001).ConclusionsOral ibuprofen is as effective as intravenous ibuprofen for PDA closure even in ELBW infants.
Omer Erdeve; Sadik Yurttutan; Nahide Altug; Ramazan Ozdemir; Tulin Gokmen; Ugur Dilmen; Serife Suna Oguz; Nurdan Uras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Division of Neonatology, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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