Tag Archives: PDA

Low Cardiac Output after PDA ligation

Some babies after PDA ligation develop a low cardiac output, Patrick McNamara and his colleagues have defined that as being less than 200 mL/kg/min left ventricular output. This cohort study of 30 infants post-ligation, by Afif El-Khuffash and colleagues at … Continue reading

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The PDA, indomethacin and pulmonary hemorrhages.

In a comment on a recent post, Martin Kluckow pointed out that they have just had published a moderately sized RCT. It was supposed to be larger, but intravenous indomethacin became unavailable, so they had to stop the trial. (Kluckow … Continue reading

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PDA shunts and extubation

Following on from my recent post about PEEP levels and PDA shunts, this new article from Perth. The authors prospectively enrolled very immature infants (< 28 weeks) before a planned early extubation and did echocardiograms before and after. The mean … Continue reading

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PEEP and ductal shunts

I never thought that modest increase in PEEP would have a real effect on ductal shunting. As the size of the ductal shunt depends on the pressure gradient across the PDA and the resistance of the vessel, in order to … Continue reading

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Feeding during PDA treatment

Ron Clyman and a multicenter group have just published this DAFFII trial. Which is a rather tortuous light-hearted acronym for Ductus Arteriosus Feed or Fast with Indomethcain or Ibuprofen.   (Clyman R, Wickremasinghe A, Jhaveri N, Hassinger DC, Attridge JT, Sanocka … Continue reading

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Fluid Restricting Babies

A study published online first in the Journal of Pediatrics questions a common practice, the practice of fluid restricting babies who have a patent ductus arteriosus. De Buyst J, Rakza T, Pennaforte T, Johansson AB, Storme L: Hemodynamic Effects of … Continue reading

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