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Indomethacin and Renal impairment in neonates

Akima, S; Kent, Alison; Reynolds, Graham; Gallagher, Martin; Falk, Michael C


Renal impairment occurs in neonates receiving indomethacin for treatment of patent ductus arteriosus. Inhibition of cyclooxygenase within the neonatal kidney results in decreased prostaglandin synthesis and consequent reduction in renal perfusion. Indomethacin has been reported to cause short-term reduction in glomerular filtration that resolves after cessation of the drug. There is little information on the long-term effects of postnatal exposure to indomethacin. The aim of this study was to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatric Nephrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-003-1402-z


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