Inhalation of nitric oxide as a treatment of pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

@article{Henneberg1995InhalationON,
  title={Inhalation of nitric oxide as a treatment of pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={S. W. Henneberg and S\oren Bruun Jepsen and P. K. Andersen and Svend Arne Pedersen},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={853-5}
}
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) still has a mortality risk of around 40%. The concomitant pulmonary hypoplasia and the persistent pulmonary hypertension are of major prognostic importance. The use of a selective pulmonary vasodilator may revert this vicious circle that is fatal to many children. Inhalation of nitric oxide (NO) has been suggested as a rational treatment of this condition. The authors report three cases of high-risk infants with CDH where NO was used successfully. It is… CONTINUE READING
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