Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Perinatol. 2012 Sep;39(3):655-83. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2012.06.006.

The pulmonary circulation in neonatal respiratory failure.

Author information

  • 1Division of Neonatology, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, 219 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA. slakshmi@buffalo.edu

Abstract

The pulmonary circulation rapidly adapts at birth to establish lungs as the site of gas exchange. Abnormal transition at birth and/or parenchymal lung disease can result in neonatal hypoxemic respiratory failure. This article reviews the functional changes in pulmonary hemodynamics and structural changes in pulmonary vasculature secondary to (1) normal and abnormal transition at birth, and (2) diseases associated with neonatal hypoxemic respiratory failure. Various management strategies to correct respiratory failure are also discussed.

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID:
22954275
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC3598629
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk