Use of inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants

Academic Article


  • Nitric oxide, an important signaling molecule with multiple regulatory effects throughout the body, is an important tool for the treatment of full-term and late-preterm infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and hypoxemic respiratory failure. Several randomized controlled trials have evaluated its role in the management of preterm infants ≤34 weeks' gestational age with varying results. The purpose of this clinical report is to summarize the existing evidence for the use of inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants and provide guidance regarding its use in this population. Copyright © 2014 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Kumar P; Papile LA; Polin RA; Carlo WA; Tan R; Benitz W; Eichenwald E; Cummings J; Baley J
  • Start Page

  • 164
  • End Page

  • 170
  • Volume

  • 133
  • Issue

  • 1