William Benitz

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  • Learning to live with patency of the ductus arteriosus in preterm infants JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY Benitz, W. E. 2011; 31: S42-S48


    Treatment of persistent patency of the ductus arteriosus in preterm infants remains heterogeneous and controversial. Routine early treatment to induce ductal closure is not beneficial, but the potential criteria for, timing of, methods for and benefits of later ductal closure have not been determined. Management strategies for infants awaiting spontaneous closure or meeting criteria for treatment may be based on pathophysiological considerations but require evaluation in clinical trials. Better diagnostic tools allowing the identification of infants who might benefit from ductal closure, supplemented by data from clinical trials confirming realization of that potential, are urgently needed.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/jp.2010.175

    View details for Web of Science ID 000289236900007

    View details for PubMedID 21448203

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