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Troponin T, N-terminal pro natriuretic peptide and a patent ductus arteriosus scoring system predict death before discharge or neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years in preterm infants.
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PMID:  21071684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background There is little consensus regarding the use of echocardiography in patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) treatment in preterm infants. The use of troponin T (cTnT) and N-terminal Pro-BNP (NTpBNP) in combination with echocardiography assessment may facilitate the development of a superior predictive model. Objective To investigate the ability of cTnT, NTpBNP and a PDA scoring system applied at 48 h of life to predict death before discharge and neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age. Design/Methods Infants <32 weeks and <1500 g were prospectively enrolled. Echocardiography evaluation coupled with cTnT and NTpBNP measurements were done at 48 h. The ductus arteriosus was scored (0-6) according to echocardiography markers of haemodynamic significance. Infants were assessed at 2 years using the Bayley scales and categorised into two groups: Severe Disability/Death before discharge or Normal/Mild Disability. Results Sixty infants with a median gestation of 27.7 weeks (26.2-29.4) and a median birth weight of 1.01 kg (0.86-1.22) were followed up to 2 years of age. Plasma cTnT and NTpBNP were higher in the Severe Disability/Death compared to the Normal/Mild Disability group (2.30 μg/l vs 0.19 μg/l, p<0.001; 9209 pmol/l vs 1664 pmol/l, p<0.001, respectively). The severe group had a higher PDA score compared to the mild and normal groups (5 vs 2, p<0.001). Conclusion Blood cTnT, NTpBNP and a PDA scoring system at 48 h may facilitate the identification of those infants with a PDA, who are at greatest risk of poor neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age.
Afif F El-Khuffash; Marie Slevin; Patrick J McNamara; Eleanor J Molloy
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F133-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neonatology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8;
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