TITLE

Nitric oxide to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2006, Vol. 91 Issue 12, p1022
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study that examines nitric oxide (NO) which is said to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). There has beenanimal evidence that inhaled NO reduces lung inflammation, improves surfactant function, and promotes lung growth. With this, it might prevent BPD. Multicenter trials in preterm infants with respiratory failure have provided support for treatment with inhaled NO. Trials have found no evidence of harm and NO may prevent BPD, specifically among larger infants.
ACCESSION #
23528914

 

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