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Transporting newborn infants with suspected duct dependent congenital heart disease on low-dose prostaglandin E1 without routine mechanical ventilation
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    Transporting Newborn Infants on Prostaglandin E1
    • Yoginder Singh, Paediatric Speciality Registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Porus Bustani, Simon Clark

    Dear Editor,

    North Trent regional Neonatal Intensive Care unit (Jessop Wing) is supported by the tertiary paediatric cardiology in Leeds. Newborn infants with suspected duct dependent cardiac conditions have to be transferred out to Leeds or other paediatric cardiology centre for assessment or further management. We identified 12 babies who were transferred on prostaglandin E1 (Prostaglandin).

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    Routine mechanical ventilation for transferred neonates with duct dependent congenital heart disease
    • Paola Ferrarese, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Anna Marra, Nicoletta Doglioni , Vincenzo Zanardo, Daniele Trevisanuto

    Dear Editor,

    Browning Carmo et al’s demonstrated 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 (NETS) provides about 200 neonatal transports/year in East-Veneto Region, Italy, with a total population referral...

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