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Comparative Effectiveness Research: a parable

Two neonatologists work in the same NICU. One of them routinely starts assisted ventilation of babies with volume ventilation, the other starts with pressure ventilation. There is controversy in the literature and in practice among currently active neonatologists; some preliminary … Continue reading

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Is volume ventilation really better?

A systematic review published in 2011 of the studies comparing pressure to volume ventilation stated that there was ‘reduced death/BPD, duration of ventilation, pneumothoraces, hypocarbia and periventricular leukomalacia/severe intraventricular hemorrhage’ using volume targeted ventilation.’ I think it may be true that volume ventilation … Continue reading

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