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Do we need to use nitric oxide in preterm babies in developing countries?

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Pankaj Garg

Neonatal Registrar, Royal Hospital for Women, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW, Australia, AU
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Abstract

Neonatal care in developing nations is advancing rapidly. There is an increasing tendency to include nitric oxide in the therapeutic armamentarium. But the opinion regarding its use remains divided among neonatologists even in the western world. Nitric oxide has an established role in the management of persistent pulmonary hypertension in term neonates. However, the use of nitric oxide in preterm neonates has been controversial and the Cochrane review updated in 2001 did not give conclusive answers. There have been adequately powered multi-centre trials recently on the issue, planned to resolve the controversy. The present communication highlights the salient features and conclusions drawn from these trials.

doi: 10.4038/cmj.v51i1.1372

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.51(1) 2006 22-26

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v51i1.1372
How to Cite: Garg, P., 2009. Do we need to use nitric oxide in preterm babies in developing countries?. Ceylon Medical Journal, 51(1), pp.22–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v51i1.1372
Published on 07 Dec 2009.
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