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Surgical management of patent ductus arteriosus in newborn infants of low birthweights
  1. David R S Smith,
  2. David H Cook,
  3. Teruo Izukawa,
  4. George A Trusler,
  5. Paul R Swyer,
  6. Richard D Rowe

    A review of 33 cases


    Thirty-three infants with low birthweights (<2500 g) and respiratory distress had ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus. During a 30-month period there were no deaths resulting from the operation, but 11 (33%) eventually died from complications of immaturity.

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