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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública

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GOLOMBEK, Sergio G. et al. Second Clinical Consensus of the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology: hemodynamic management of newborns. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.4, pp. 281-302. ISSN 1020-4989.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49892011000400010.

This study reports on the process and results of the Second Clinical Consensus of the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology. Eighty neonatologists from 23 countries were invited to collaborate and participate in the event. Several questions of clinical-physiological importance in the hemodynamic management of newborns were addressed. Participants were divided into groups to facilitate interaction and teamwork, with instructions to respond to three to five questions by analyzing the literature and local factors. Meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina, the Consensus Group served as a form for various presentations and discussions. In all, 54 neonatologists from 21 countries attended, with the objective of reaching a consensus on such matters as concepts and definitions of hemodynamic instability, the physiopathology of hemodynamic compromise, recommended therapy strategies, and hemodynamic monitoring. It is hoped that this international experience will serve as a useful initiative for future consensus building and reduction of the existing disparities among the countries of the Region in terms of treatment and outcomes.

Keywords : neonatology; premature birth; heart defects, congenital; infant welfare; hemodynamics; hypocalcemia; hypotension; hypovolemia; infant, newborn.

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