Superior mesenteric artery blood flow velocities following medical treatment of a patent ductus arteriosus.

Yanowitz TD, Reese J, Gillam-Krakauer M, Cochran CM, Jegatheesan P, Lau J, Tran VT, Walsh M, Carey WA, Fujii A, Fabio A, Clyman R
J Pediatr. 2014 164 (3): 661-3

PMID: 24321538 · PMCID: PMC4077598 · DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.002

We examined superior mesenteric artery blood flow velocity in response to feeding in infants randomized to trophic feeds (n = 16) or nil per os (n = 18) during previous treatment for patent ductus arteriosus. Blood flow velocity increased earlier in the fed infants, but was similar in the 2 groups at 30 minutes after feeding.

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Blood Flow Velocity Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors Ductus Arteriosus, Patent Enteral Nutrition Female Humans Ibuprofen Indomethacin Infant, Newborn Infant, Premature Infant, Very Low Birth Weight Male Mesenteric Artery, Superior Ultrasonography, Doppler

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