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Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants

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Benitz WE; Committee on Fetus and Newborn, American Academy of Pediatrics. Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan;137(1). doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-3730. Epub 2015 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 26672023.

Despite a large body of basic science and clinical research and clinical experience with thousands of infants over nearly 6 decades, there is still uncertainty and controversy about the significance, evaluation, and management of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants, resulting in substantial heterogeneity in clinical practice. The purpose of this clinical report is to summarize the evidence available to guide evaluation and treatment of preterm infants with prolonged ductal patency in the first few weeks after birth.


BPD — bronchopulmonary dysplasia

IVH — intraventricular hemorrhage

PDA — patent ductus arteriosus


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