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Nitric oxide therapy in Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborns (PPHN) – predictors of survival in a single centre experience

Danuta Więcek- Włodarska, Janusz Świetliński, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek, Barbara Goc, Victor G. Phillips, Klaudiusz Bober

Med Sci Monit 2004; 10(2): 69-75

ID: 11843

Background: We summarize 3-years experience with iNO treatment in PPHN newborns in search for predictors of the outcome. Material/Methods: Out of 30 PPHN newborns treated with iNO, 22 survived and 8 died. Arterial blood gases, saturation, ventilator settings and echocardiography were obtained at least every 12 hours up to 24hrs after iNO weaning.Results: Survivals did not differ from fatal cases in respect to gestational age and Apgar scores, but had higher birth weight (3094±940 vs. 2075±1018 g; p

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