Tag Archives: endotracheal intubation

Videolaryngoscopy to teach intubation

Two recent randomized trials, one from our group, and another one from Melbourne have evaluate the role of the videolaryngoscope (VL) in teaching trainees in neonatology to perform endotracheal intubations. The two trials are structured differently and tell us different … Continue reading

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Surfactant without intubation, where are we?

A recent trial from Germany tried to answer the question of whether giving surfactant through a thin catheter while the baby was on CPAP would reduce “death or BPD” compared to intubation for surfactant. Kribs A, et al. Nonintubated Surfactant Application … Continue reading

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Endotracheal intubation is hazardous

Which is no surprise, I hope, to any of us. Neil Finer has been a leader in the field of recognizing and quantifying the adverse physiologic effects of endotracheal intubation, and of finding ways to reduce those effects using premedication. … 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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Pain control for intubation by trainees

Because of my research interest in premedication for endotracheal intubation I have been asked several times to talk to groups about the subject, I have often been asked whether intubations by trainees should be premedicated, because their risk of failed … Continue reading

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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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