[New aspects in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in premature newborns with respiratory insufficiency].


The efficacy of prolonged indomethacin treatment of sPDA was studied using a new, diagnostic method, the two-dimensional Doppler echocardiography (2-DDE). 35 ventilated preterm infants with sPDA (gestational age: 31.6 +/- 2.6; birth weight: 1535 +/- 565 gms) were studied prospectively. Therapy consisted of a loading and maintenance dose (3 x 0.3 mg/kg I. 12… (More)


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