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Hypotension in the very low birthweight infant: the old, the new, and the uncertain
  1. S J Dasgupta,
  2. A B Gill
  1. Peter Congdon Regional Neonatal Unit, Clarendon Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds LS2 9NS, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Gill
    Peter Congdon Neonatal Unit, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS2 9NS, UK;


Hypotension occurs in up to 20% of very low birthweight infants, usually in the first 48 hours after birth. Its importance lies in its possible causal link with brain injury. Its management is controversial.

  • hypotension
  • inotropes
  • tissue perfusion
  • very low birthweight
  • VLBW, very low birth weight
  • NIRS, near infrared spectroscopy

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