Improvement of oxygenation induced by aerosolized prostacyclin in a preterm infant with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

@article{Soditt1997ImprovementOO,
  title={Improvement of oxygenation induced by aerosolized prostacyclin in a preterm infant with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn},
  author={Volker Soditt and Christoph Aring and Peter A Groneck},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={23},
  pages={1275-1278}
}
Objective: Case report on the effect of inhaled prostacyclin in a preterm infant (28 weeks gestational age) with respiratory distress syndrome complicated by marked hypoxemia due to persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Treatment with surfactant, hyperventilation, and elevation of systemic blood pressure had failed to improve oxygenation. Measures: A solution containing 10 ng PGI2/ml was aerosolized by the SPAG-2 aerosol-generator and then introduced into the afferent loop of the… CONTINUE READING