The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of albuterol in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Thirteen patients (five with SMA II and eight with SMA III) were given oral albuterol for 6 months. There was a significant increase in myometry, forced vital capacity, and lean body mass between the baseline and the 6-month assessments (p <… (More)
The presence of a persistently patent arterial duct is common in premature neonates and may be associated with high morbidity. Early accurate diagnosis, assessment of the significance of the left to right shunt and prompt treatment are required to improve the outcome in this infant population.