Topical nitroglycerin in neonates with tissue injury: A case report and review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Peripheral tissue injury is one of the well-described morbidities associated with stays in the neonatal intensive care unit. Despite the potential long-term disability associated with this event, the current available therapeutic options remain very limited. Topical nitroglycerin has emerged as a promising agent for the treatment of tissue injury in infants. The present article includes a review of the currently available evidence on the use of topical nitroglycerin in the neonatal population, and describes a unique case involving successful use of 2% nitroglycerin in the late treatment of prolonged tissue ischemia in a newborn infant.

publication date

  • January 2014