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Turn and face the strange - ch..ch..ch..changes to neonatal resuscitation guidelines in the past decade.
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PMID:  22970666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Resuscitation of newborns has been described since ancient times and is among the most commonly performed emergency medical interventions. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation first made recommendations on resuscitation in newborns in 1999. Over the last decade, new research and careful review of the available evidence have resulted in substantial changes to these recommendations - in particular, regarding the assessment of colour, giving supplemental oxygen, suctioning infants born through meconium-stained liquor, confirming endotracheal tube position, the use of pulse oximetry, giving CPAP to premature infants, keeping preterm infants warm using polyethylene wrapping and cooling term infants with encephalopathy. This process has also highlighted the paucity of evidence to support much of the care given to infants in the delivery room and the need for research to refine our techniques.
Authors:
Colm Pf O'Donnell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Author. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Affiliation:
The National Maternity Hospital, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, National Children's Research Centre, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
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