Rey, M. and Segerer, Hugo and Kiessling, C. and Obladen, Michael (1994) Surfactant bolus instillation: effects of different doses on blood pressure and cerebral blood flow velocities. Biology of the neonate 66 (1), pp. 16-21.
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Fifteen preterm infants suffering from respiratory distress syndrome were randomly allocated to receive either high-dose (200 mg/kg) or low-dose (100 mg/kg) surfactant treatment. Retreatments were done with the low dose. Blood pressure, blood gases and cerebral blood flow velocities were determined before and after 24 bolus instillations. With the high dose mean blood pressure and mean cerebral blood flow velocity dropped significantly. With the low dose only mean cerebral blood flow velocity decreased; the course was unrelated to blood pressure or PCO2 fluctuations. The mechanisms leading to the observed circulatory changes after surfactant instillation remain unclear.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2011 08:35|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2011 04:13|
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