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Cannulae for CPAP and nasal ventilation

Mukerji A, Belik J. Neonatal nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation efficacy and lung pressure transmission. J Perinatol. 2015. This is a lung model study, in which the authors compared the pressure transmission and CO2 elimination effects of nasal IPPV with … Continue reading

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What’s new with Caffeine?

Lodha A, et al. Association of Early Caffeine Administration and Neonatal Outcomes in Very Preterm Neonates. JAMA Pediatr. 2014. First, a study of which I was a co-author; we examined from the CNN whether infants that received caffeine starting in … Continue reading

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Bubble Up

In recent years the introduction of Helping Babies Breathe in low-income countries has proven to be effective in reducing fresh stillbirth rates. Babies who would otherwise be considered to be fresh stillbirths are given a chance, helped to breathe and … Continue reading

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What’s new in non-invasive respiratory support?

A round-up of a few publications that have appeared over the last few months. Lampland AL et al: Bi-level CPAP does not improve gas exchange when compared with conventional CPAP for the treatment of neonates recovering from respiratory distress syndrome. … Continue reading

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High Flow Nasal Cannulae: poor man’s CPAP?

The title is how I sometimes refer to HFNC, but one could ask whether that is all there is to high flow, is it just another way to deliver CPAP, but with no control, or knowledge, of the pressure delivered? … Continue reading

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Weaning CPAP

One of the things that we should always remember in neonatology is that the main goal of any supportive therapy is to stop it. The main goal of blood pressure support should be to achieve hemodynamic stability in order to … Continue reading

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Three new publications

The latest issue of Seminars in Perinatology has just appeared on line. This is second part of the report of the NICHD, SMFM, ACOG, AAP joint workshop where Annie and I presented. I think these articles are all free access: … Continue reading

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