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Preterm patent ductus arteriosus: Should we treat it?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22970669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Debate about the importance of the preterm patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) remains unresolved. Ultrasound studies of PDA have suggested that the haemodynamic impact may be much earlier after birth than previously thought, but we still do not know when to treat a PDA. Studies that have tested symptomatic or pre-symptomatic treatment are mainly historical and have not tested the effect of no treatment. Prophylactic treatment is the best studied regimen, but improvements in some short-term outcomes do not translate to any difference in longer term outcomes. Neonatologists have been reluctant to engage in trials that test treatment against not treating at all or very rarely. Targeting treatment on the basis of the early post-natal constrictive response of the duct is currently being tested as a possible strategy.
Authors:
Nick Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Author. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Affiliation:
Department of Newborn Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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