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Routine mechanical ventilation for transferred neonates with duct-dependent congenital heart disease
  1. Paola Ferrarese,
  2. Anna Marra,
  3. Nicoletta Doglioni,
  4. Vincenzo Zanardo,
  5. Daniele Trevisanuto
  1. Pediatric Department, Medical School, University of Padova
    Padova, Italy
  1. Dr Paola Ferrarese, Pediatric Department, Medical School, University of Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera—Padova, Padova, Italy; ferrarese{at}pediatria.unipd.it

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Browning Carmo et al showed that neonates with duct-dependent congenital heart disease (CHD) treated with low-dose prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) may not require mechanical ventilation for safe transport.1 The Pediatric Department, University of Padova Neonatal Emergency Transport Service undertakes about 200 neonatal transports every year in the East-Veneto Region, Italy. The service has a population referral base of 2.3 million people over a radius of approximately …

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