Tag Archives: endotracheal intubation

What to give before intubation

The blog has been quiet recently, for various personal and professional reasons, but I will be getting back into the groove. I got really concerned over the last couple of days, my usually reliable personal PubNeoMed in my brain told … Continue reading

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More extubation stuff

Eduardo Banclari’s group have just published an RCT comparing success of extubation among 93 babies less than  1 kg birth weight who were put on low CPAP pressure (4 to 6) or high pressure (7 to 9 cm H2O). These were … Continue reading

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High Flow Nasal Cannulae; finally learning about them

The Melbourne group must get fed up of publishing important research, here is another in the PNEJM. Manley BJ, Owen LS, Doyle LW, Andersen CC, Cartwright DW, Pritchard MA, Donath SM, Davis PG: High-flow nasal cannulae in very preterm infants … Continue reading

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Who should get surfactant?

I think the literature is clear, if you need surfactant, the earlier you get it the better. If you don’t need surfactant you are better off never being intubated. So how do we decide? Current management protocols usually put babies … Continue reading

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Intensive care for the extremely preterm infant requires intensive care, and working with Obstetricians

Alleman BW, Bell EF, Li L, Dagle JM, Smith PB, Ambalavanan N, et al. Individual and Center-Level Factors Affecting Mortality Among Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics. 2013. This paper from the NICHD network shows substantial variation in survival between … Continue reading

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Premedication for Intubation

There are several studies of what premedication should be used for intubation of the newborn. An analgesic or anesthetic agent should be given in to reduce pain, which also reduces the adverse physiologic consequences of the intubation. Several studies of … Continue reading

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