The serial changes of perfusion index in preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus: is perfusion index clinically significant?


TEREK D. , ALTUN KÖROĞLU Ö. , Ulger Z. , YALAZ M. , KÜLTÜRSAY N.

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, vol.68, no.4, pp.250-255, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA PEDIATRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-255

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Perfusion Index (PI) which reflects the peripheral blood flow may help early detection and treatment decision of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in preterm infants. The present study is designed to analyze the usefulness of PI level in early detection of hsPDA in preterm infants.