A patent ductus arteriosus is associated with reduced middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity

@article{Weir1999APD,
  title={A patent ductus arteriosus is associated with reduced middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity},
  author={Fiona J Weir and Arne Ohlsson and Terri L Myhr and Katherine J Fong and Mary Lou Ryan},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={158},
  pages={484-487}
}
The study objective was to determine the effect of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) on cerebral blood flow velocity in ventilated, very low birth weight neonates, in the first 5 days of life. Sonography of the right middle cerebral artery and ductus arteriosus was performed using a colour Doppler technique. Statistical analysis was by stepwise regression. Thirty-one neonates without and 43 with a PDA, mean (SD) birth weight 1004 g ± 192 and 1071 g ± 227 respectively, were studied. The end… CONTINUE READING