Single-dose dexamethasone treatment of hypotension in preterm infants.

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OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of single-dose dexamethasone (DXM) in the management of severe arterial hypotension of newborn infants. Our hypothesis was that epinephrine infusions could be discontinued in 70% of patients within 12 hours after DXM administration compared with 10% in the placebo group. STUDY DESIGN Twenty preterm infants (median birth… (More)

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@article{Gaissmaier1999SingledoseDT, title={Single-dose dexamethasone treatment of hypotension in preterm infants.}, author={Regina Gaissmaier and Frank Pohlandt}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={1999}, volume={134 6}, pages={701-5} }