Vasopressin for refractory hypotension in extremely low birth weight infants

J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):502-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.04.038. Epub 2010 Jun 17.


Intravenous vasopressin at 0.01 to 0.04 units/kg/h increased median mean blood pressure from 26 mm Hg (range 18-44) to 41 mm Hg (range 17-90) by 12 hours of infusion (P=.002) and allowed weaning of catecholamines in a group of extremely low birth weight infants with refractory hypotension.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hypotension / drug therapy*
  • Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Vasopressins / therapeutic use*


  • Vasopressins