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Poor response to oral indomethacin therapy for persistent ductus arteriosus in very low birthweight infants.
  1. R W Cooke,
  2. D Pickering

    Abstract

    Administration of oral indomethacin to treat cardiorespiratory failure in 7 low birthweight infants, after failure of conventional therapy, produced an improvement in only 2 infants. These infants had a higher birthweight than the group as a whole. Surgical ligation, rather than oral indomethacin, may be the treatment of choice for persistent ductus arteriosus in very low birthweight infants.

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