Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Thewissen, L;Naulaers, G;Hendrikx, D;Caicedo, A;Barrington, K;Boylan, G;Cheung, PY;Corcoran, D;El-Khuffash, A;Garvey, A;Macko, J;Marlow, N;Miletin, J;O'Donnell, CPF;O'Toole, JM;Stranak, Z;Van Laere, D;Wiedermannova, H;Dempsey, E
2021
August
Pediatric Research
Cerebral oxygen saturation and autoregulation during hypotension in extremely preterm infants
Validated
WOS: 1 ()
Optional Fields
NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANTS ARTERIAL-BLOOD-PRESSURE CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT DOPAMINE FLOW HEMODYNAMICS MANAGEMENT THERAPY NEWBORN
90
373
380
Background The impact of the permissive hypotension approach in clinically well infants on regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rScO(2)) and autoregulatory capacity (CAR) remains unknown. Methods Prospective cohort study of blinded rScO(2) measurements within a randomized controlled trial of management of hypotension (HIP trial) in extremely preterm infants. rScO(2), mean arterial blood pressure, duration of cerebral hypoxia, and transfer function (TF) gain inversely proportional to CAR, were compared between hypotensive infants randomized to receive dopamine or placebo and between hypotensive and non-hypotensive infants, and related to early intraventricular hemorrhage or death. Results In 89 potentially eligible HIP trial patients with rScO(2) measurements, the duration of cerebral hypoxia was significantly higher in 36 hypotensive compared to 53 non-hypotensive infants. In 29/36 hypotensive infants (mean GA 25 weeks, 69% males) receiving the study drug, no significant difference in rScO(2) was observed after dopamine (n = 13) compared to placebo (n = 16). Duration of cerebral hypoxia was associated with early intraventricular hemorrhage or death. Calculated TF gain (n = 49/89) was significantly higher reflecting decreased CAR in 16 hypotensive compared to 33 non-hypotensive infants. Conclusions Dopamine had no effect on rScO(2) compared to placebo in hypotensive infants. Hypotension and cerebral hypoxia are associated with early intraventricular hemorrhage or death. ImpactTreatment of hypotension with dopamine in extremely preterm infants increases mean arterial blood pressure, but does not improve cerebral oxygenation. Hypotensive extremely preterm infants have increased duration of cerebral hypoxia and reduced cerebral autoregulatory capacity compared to non-hypotensive infants. Duration of cerebral hypoxia and hypotension are associated with early intraventricular hemorrhage or death in extremely preterm infants. Since systematic treatment of hypotension may not be associated with better outcomes, the diagnosis of cerebral hypoxia in hypotensive extremely preterm infants might guide treatment.
LONDON
0031-3998
10.1038/s41390-021-01483-w
Grant Details