Inhaled nitric oxide for respiratory failure in preterm infants.

  title={Inhaled nitric oxide for respiratory failure in preterm infants.},
  author={Keith Barrington and Neil Norman Finer},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Inhaled nitric oxide has been proven effective in term infants with hypoxic respiratory failure. The pathophysiology of respiratory failure, and the potential risks, differ substantially in preterm infants. Analysis of the efficacy and toxicities of inhaled nitric oxide in infants born before 35 weeks is therefore necessary. OBJECTIVES To determine whether, in preterm newborn infants (<35 weeks gestation) who have hypoxic respiratory failure, treatment with inhaled nitric oxide… CONTINUE READING