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Progressing Aspects in Pediatrics and Neonatology

Case Report(ISSN: 2637-4724)

Successful Treatment with Surfactant in Preterm Infants with Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Volume 2 - Issue 3

ZhihuiRong, Wei Liu, Ling Chen and Liwen Chang*

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    • Department of Pediatrics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    *Corresponding author: Liwen Chang, Department of Pediatrics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Received: May 15, 2019   Published: May 23, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/PAPN.2019.02.000137

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Pulmonary hemorrhage (PH) is a life threatening condition in newborns, especially preterm infants. Surfactant replacement might be helpful to improve lung function and reduce the ventilation support in infants with PH. We report two premature infants (one with early onset PH and one with late onset PH) who have been successfully rescued by administering surfactant (Calsurf) after an acute episode of bleeding. Both of the 2 infants survived, and surfactant administration showed improvement in mean airway pressure and oxygenation indices. In the current study Calsurf was found effective in the treatment of both early PH and late PH in premature infants. There were no potential side effects were found in our study.

Keywords: Premature infants; Pulmonary hemorrhage; Surfactant

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