Ibuprofen Use to Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: A Pilot Study

OBJECTIVE:To assess the safety and efficacy of ibuprofen in reducing the incidence and severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants.METHODS:A total of 18 premature infants between 23 and 28 weeks’ gestation were studied. Ibuprofen (10 mg/kg of loading dose followed by 5 mg/kg every 12 hours) was administered intravenously or orally to… CONTINUE READING