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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Ramphal, Paul S.; Irvine, R. W.; Spencer, Howard W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Surgery for patent ductus arteriosus: Still the gold standard
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2000
Volume ID
49
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
294-97
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
The surgical treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, was examined over an eight-year period. The results of standard surgical modalities were comparable to large published series. A review of the literature regarding the treatment options for PDA does not support a change in management strategy in favour of non-surgical methods. The treatment of PDA at this centre has shown excellent long-term results, with minimal mortality and morbidity.....
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