Inhaled Iloprost for the Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in the Term and Near Term Infants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00409526
Recruitment Status :
(Sub-Investigator left U of C)
Inhaled Iloprost will be administered to near term infants with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn in two different doses in order to test safety and efficacy in reducing pulmonary artery pressure.
Condition or disease
Drug: Inhaled Iloprost
Infants eligible for the study will be divided into two arms according to oxygenation index: Infants in arm A (OI <20) will receive nebulized Iloprost in a lower dose (50 ng/kg/min) for one hour, and a higher dose (100 ng/kg/min) for another hour. Infants in arm B (OI>20) will receive NO, and in addition will receive nebulized Iloprost in a lower dose for one hour and a higher dose for another hour.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 7 Days (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Near-term infants (>34 gestational age) with evidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension and severe hypoxia(PaO2<100 mmHg with mechanical ventilation with FiO2=100%).