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Prophylactic intravenous indomethacin for preventing mortality and morbidity in preterm infants

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2010
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Title
Prophylactic intravenous indomethacin for preventing mortality and morbidity in preterm infants
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2010
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000174.pub2
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Authors

Peter W Fowlie, Peter G Davis, William McGuire

Abstract

Persistent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is associated with mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. Prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors such as indomethacin promote PDA closure but also have potential side effects. The effect of the prophylactic use of indomethacin, where infants who may not have gone on to develop a symptomatic PDA would be exposed to indomethacin, warrants particular scrutiny. To determine the effect of prophylactic indomethacin on mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. The standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group was used. This included searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, The Cochrane Library, Issue 5, 2010), MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL (until April 2010), conference proceedings, and previous reviews. Randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials that compared prophylactic indomethacin versus placebo or no drug in preterm infants. The standard methods of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group were used, with separate evaluation of trial quality and data extraction by two review authors. Nineteen eligible trials in which 2872 infants participated were identified. Most participants were very low birth weight, but the largest single trial restricted participation to extremely low birth weight infants (N = 1202). The trials were generally of good quality.The incidence of symptomatic PDA [typical relative risk (RR) 0.44, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.38 to 0.50] and PDA surgical ligation (typical RR 0.51, 95% CI 0.37,0.71) was significantly lower in treated infants. Prophylactic indomethacin also significantly reduced the incidence of severe intraventricular haemorrhage (typical RR 0.66, 95% CI 0.53 to 0.82). Meta-analyses found no evidence of an effect on mortality (typical RR 0.96, 95% CI 0.81 to 1.12) or on a composite of death or severe neurodevelopmental disability assessed at 18 to 36 months old (typical RR 1.02, 95% CI 0.90, 1.15). Prophylactic indomethacin has short-term benefits for preterm infants including a reduction in the incidence of symptomatic PDA, PDA surgical ligation, and severe intraventricular haemorrhage. However, there is no evidence of effect on mortality or neurodevelopment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 184 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 14%
Student > Master 24 13%
Student > Postgraduate 23 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 10%
Researcher 18 10%
Other 42 22%
Unknown 37 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 92 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 7%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Psychology 6 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Other 18 10%
Unknown 48 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 September 2021.
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#3,953,152
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,557
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Outputs of similar age
#61,679
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#142
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