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Care of the Child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Role of PDA in the Very Low Birth Weight Infant

  • Cheryl L. Sikes
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Abstract

The role of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in the preterm infant has been reviewed extensively in recent years. Current advances in neonatal medicine have provided improved diagnostic methods for critically evaluating and managing PDA in the very low birth weight (VLBW) infant.

Keywords

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patent Ductus Arteriosus Heart Sound Surgical Ligation Indomethacin Therapy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

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  • Cheryl L. Sikes

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