Hypotension in the Newborn: Who Needs Hydrocortisone?

Abstract

Hydrocortisone for the treatment of hypotension in newborns has become increasingly common in many neonatal intensive care units. Steroid therapy is known to increase blood pressure at all ages, but the type of steroid, the dosing regimen, and the length of treatment used varies widely. Cortisol serves to maintain vascular responsiveness to circulating… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.jp.7211225

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