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Neonatal Med November;24(4):197-201.
Published online 2017 November 30
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Successful Management of Severe Peripheral Tissue Ischemia after Arterial Catheterization in Micro Preemies using Humidification & Topical Nitroglycerin
Yea-Seul Han, Songyi Song, Tae-Jung Sung, and Jiyoung Chun
Department of Pediatrics, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jiyoung Chun , Tel: +82-2-829-5142 , Fax: +82-2-849-4469 , Email: jiyoung2010@hallym.or.kr
ABSTRACT
Micro preemies usually undergo arterial catheterization for frequent blood pressure monitoring and blood sampling. Peripheral tissue injury associated arterial catheterization is a well-described morbidity observed in neonates. Despite the potential permanent disability associated with this complication, the currently available therapeutic options remain limited. We report a unique case of a preterm infant who developed severe tissue ischemia after arterial catheterization of the radial artery and was successfully treated using extensive humidification and topical nitroglycerin ointment application over an extended period (36 days) until complete clinical recovery.
Keywords: Catheterization, Humidity, Ischemia, Premature infants, Nitroglycerin
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