Reduced hospital mortality with surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus in premature, extremely low birth weight infants: a propensity score-matched outcome study

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Abstract

To evaluate outcomes after surgical ligation (SL) of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature, extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Background: Optimal management of PDA in this specialized population remains undefined. Currently, surgical therapy is largely reserved for infants failing medical management. To date, a large-scale, risk-matched populationbased study has not been performed to evaluate differences in mortality and resource utilization. Methods: Data on identified premature (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-614
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Volume263
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Ductus arteriosus
  • extremely low birth weight
  • patent
  • premature
  • treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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