Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Preterm Infants withSevere Fetal Anemia: 2 Case Reports and Review of Literature
Bensouda B *, Lachapelle J, Mejri A, Mandel R and Ali N
Department of Neonatology, Universite of Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bensouda B
Department of Neonatology
Universite of Montreal
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 15, 2016; Accepted Date: October 31, 2016; Published Date: November 9, 2016
Citation: Bensouda B, Lachapelle J, Mejri A, Mandel R, Ali N (2016) Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Preterm Infants with Severe Fetal Anemia: 2 Case Reports and Review of Literature. Neonat Pediatr Med 2: 114. doi: 10.4172/2572-4983.1000114
Copyright: © 2016 Bensouda B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is an entity not well recognized in the NICU and possibly mis-classified as severe RDS.
Case report: We report two premature infants severely hypoxic at birth refractory to usual treatment of RDS who responded to neuromuscular blockade and prone position which have been proven to be effective in adult and child ARDS.
Conclusion: A consensus definition, as well as criteria for the diagnosis of ARDS in the neonatal population is needed. A standard definition would allow comparisons to the adult and pediatric literature, as well as furthering research on the pathophysiology, epidemiology and effective management of ARDS in the neonatal population