Managing Blood Pressure and Perfusion.The Egyptian Consensus on the Management of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome 2017



1. Treatment of hypotension is recommended when it is confirmed by evidence of poor tissue perfusion such as oliguria, acidosis and poor capillary return rather than purely on numerical values (C2).

2. Hb concentration should be maintained within normal limits. A suggested Hb threshold for babies on respiratory support is 11.5 g/dl (hematocrit 35%) in week 1, 10 g/dl (hematocrit 30%) in week 2 and 8.5 g/dl (hematocrit 25%) beyond 2 weeks of age (C2).

3. If a decision is made to attempt therapeutic closure of the PDA, then indomethacin or ibuprofen have been shown to be equally efficacious: ibuprofen should be used as there is less transient renal failure or NEC (A2).

  • Quality of evidence

   – High quality A

   – Moderate quality B

   – Low quality C

   – Very low quality D


European Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome – 2016 Update

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Sharing professors:

  • Prof Abdel Rahman El Mashad (Tanta univ)
  • Prof Afaf Korraa (Azhar univ)
  • Prof El Sayed Khalaf (Port fouad hosp, ministry of health)
  • Prof Iman Eskander (Cairo univ)
  • Prof Hesham Abdel Hady (Mansoura univ)
  • Prof Hesham Ghazal (Alexandria univ)
  • Prof Magda Badawy (Cairo univ)
  • Prof Madiha Abdalla (Minia univ)
  • Prof Magdy Kamel (Minia univ)
  • Prof M Abdel Aaal El Bagy (Sohag univ)
  • Prof Morad El Alfy (Al Galaa military center)
  • Prof Nahed Fahmy (Cairo univ)
  • Prof Nayera Ismaeil (Ain Shams univ)
  • Prof Raguia Atwa (Ain Shams univ)
  • Prof Safaa Shafeek (Ain Shams univ)
  • Prof Sozan Gad (Suez canal univ)
  • Prof Osama Hussein (Port said neonatology society)
  • Prof Osama Kasem (Al Galaa military center)
  • Prof Yehia Mahmoud Basha (Damanhour teaching hosp)
  • Prof Zahraa Ezz El Deen (Cairo univ)