Ductal shunting, high pulmonary blood flow, and pulmonary hemorrhage.

  title={Ductal shunting, high pulmonary blood flow, and pulmonary hemorrhage.},
  author={Martin R. Kluckow and Nick J Evans},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={137 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe the relationship among ductal shunting, estimated pulmonary blood flow, and pulmonary hemorrhage in very preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN A total of 126 babies born before 30 weeks' gestation (median gestation 27 weeks, range 23 to 29 weeks) underwent echocardiography at 5, 12, 24, and 48 hours of age; measurements included right and left ventricular output, superior vena cava flow, and color Doppler diameter of any ductal shunt. Pulmonary blood flow was derived from the… CONTINUE READING
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