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Risk factors associated with failure of extubation in very-low-birth-weight newborns

Abstract Aim: To identify risk factors associated with the failure of extubation of mechanically ventilated very-low-birth-weight newborns. Study design: Prospective observational study. Assessment of the occurrence of extubation failure in relation to demographic and ventilation parameters, the SpO2/FiO2 ratio, the … Continue reading

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Failure to extubate after steroid treatment

This study – led by Alain Cuna, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, looked at what happened to babies with lung problems whose breathing tubes were unable to be removed (failed to extubate) even after a course of systemic corticosteroids. … Continue reading

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Unplanned extubation – what are the risk factors

New-born babies often have tubes stuck in them to provide them with food, water and oxygen. Putting them in is called intubation while taking them out is called extubation. Unplanned extubation occurs when tubes have to be taken – or … Continue reading

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