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Resuscitation of preterm infants: delivery room interventions and their effect on outcomes.
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PMID:  23164183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Despite advances in neonatal care, the rate of oxygen dependence at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age or bronchopulmonary dysplasia has not fallen. Neonatologists are increasingly careful to apply ventilation strategies that are gentle to the lung in the neonatal intensive care unit. However, there has not been the same emphasis applying gentle ventilation strategies immediately after birth. A lung-protective strategy should start immediately after birth to establish a functional residual capacity, reduce volutrauma and atelectotrauma, facilitate gas exchange, and improve oxygenation during neonatal transition. This article discusses techniques and equipment recommended by international resuscitation guidelines during breathing assistance in the delivery room.
Colm P F O'Donnell; Georg M Schmölzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  857-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neonatology, The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; Department of Neonatology, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; National Children's Research Centre, Gate 5, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; Children's Research Centre, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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