Interventions for Persisting Ductus Arteriosus in the Preterm Infant

  • Michael Obladen
  • Petra Koehne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Basics

    1. Michael Hofbeck
      Pages 15-18
    2. Christiane Pees, Michael Obladen
      Pages 19-23
  3. Clinical Features

  4. Diagnostics

    1. Helmut Singer
      Pages 40-44
    2. Karl-Heinz Deeg, Burkhard Trusen
      Pages 45-49
  5. Interventions

    1. Axel von der Wense
      Pages 52-56
    2. Michael Hübler
      Pages 57-64
    3. Bart van Overmeire
      Pages 65-68
    4. Berndt Urlesberger
      Pages 69-73
    5. Marie Christine Fortun
      Pages 92-92
  6. Perspectives

    1. Michael Obladen
      Pages 94-97
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 98-103

About this book


Over the past few years a remarkably rapid evolution in the professional level of neonatology and in the survival of immature infants has been witnessed. Persisting ductus arteriosus is common in this population and is associated with impaired longterm outcome. Many uncertainties exist concerning indication, approach, best time, and side effects of necessary measurements and interventions to avoid later neurodevelopmental handicaps of the survivors.

Experts in neonatology and pediatric cardiology give their opinion in this book. We are sure it will help to define the level of evidence and to develop standards of intervention for persisting ductus arteriosus in Europe. Adequate dealing with the ductus will become a challenge for every perinatal center.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Obladen
    • 1
  • Petra Koehne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeonatologyCharité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow/Campus Benjamin FranklinBerlin
  2. 2.Department of NeonatologyCharité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus VirchowBerlin

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24511-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26509-2
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