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Indocin for IVH prophylaxis

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Hi,

My unit just started using Indocin prophylactically for IVH in infants

Thanks,

Shenandoah

must be dose-dependent right?...considering it can also cause IVH

must be dose-dependent right?...considering it can also cause IVH

True, but that's so rare. More likely to get NEC. I'm really trying to wrap my brain around this. It's either feast or famine with us. You have a GradeI or a Grade IV. I wonder if it's worth the NEC risk.

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

I found this article.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/105/3/485?ck=nck

Conclusions. These data suggest that, for preterm neonates, the early administration of low-dose indomethacin therapy is not associated with adverse neurodevelopmental function at 54 months' corrected age. Key words: low-dose indomethacin, preterm infant, neurodevelopmental outcome, intraventricular hemorrhage.

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