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Clonidine for neonates receiving mechanical ventilation

A new Cochrane Systematic Review looking at whether clonidine reduces mortality and the duration of mechanical ventilation in term and preterm newborn infants has found that “Clonidine did not reduce death, duration of mechanical ventilation, or duration of stay in the … Continue reading

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Early nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) versus early nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) for preterm infants

Some evidence suggests that nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) increases the effectiveness of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) in preterm babies who have respiratory difficulties or are at risk of such difficulties. Preterm babies with breathing problems often … Continue reading

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Steroid-induced resolution of refractory pulmonary interstitial emphysema

Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is a familiar complication of mechanical ventilation in premature infants. Its most severe form, marked by life-threatening respiratory and cardiovascular compromise, is a particularly vexing problem in neonatology. Treatment modalities rely on decubitus positioning and reduction … Continue reading

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