Dr. Perez begins discussing the belief PDA was a "causative" cause of neonatal mortality requiring immediate therapy. He then discusses the more recent data indicating the PDA is more a correlation the causation effect. Dr. Perez finishes with discussions about the current pharmacological, non-invasive approaches to close the PDA, and discusses specific clinical trials to answer the exact role of the PDA in today's NICU environment.
Describe the incidence of PDA among newborn infants.
Discuss medical therapies for PDA closure in premature infants admitted to the NICU.
Discuss current surgical approaches for PDA closure in premature infants admitted to the NICU.