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Automated versus manual control of ventilation

In this study Souvik Mitra, from Dalhousie University in Canada, led a team of researchers who reviewed a number of studies comparing manual control of newborn babies’ ventilation with automated control. The researchers found 10 studies which met their quality … Continue reading

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Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist for neonatal respiratory support

Review question: Is neurally adjusted ventilatory assist ventilation (NAVA) a more effective method of supporting the breathing of prematurely born infants than conventional ventilation methods? Background: Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist involves using the electrical signal from the baby’s main breathing … Continue reading

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What’s the best way of helping premature babies breathe?

The two main ways of helping premature babies to breathe are nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) and nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT). In this study Mohamed El-Mogy, from Mansoura University Children’s Hospital in Egypt, led a team of researchers comparing … Continue reading

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Limiting ventilation and intubation can produce better results

Some research shows that limiting early intubation and mechanical ventilation in extremely premature babies can reduce their chances of suffering illness and death. Ludivine Templin, from the University Hospital La Conception in Marseille, led a team of researchers looking into … Continue reading

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Comparison of positive pressure ventilation devices in a newborn manikin

Objective: To compare tidal volume (VT) delivery and ventilation rate between devices for positive pressure ventilation (PPV) during newborn resuscitation. Methods: Neonatal resuscitation program providers (nā€‰=ā€‰25) delivered PPV to a newborn manikin in a randomized order with: a self-inflating bag … Continue reading

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