Critical Care

Top Story

No decrease observed in oxygen therapy use for preterm infants

No decrease observed in oxygen therapy use for preterm infants
August 17, 2017
Although the use of less invasive ventilation strategies after birth have increased substantially, oxygen dependence at 36 weeks has not significantly declined, with no improvement in lung function in later childhood, according to a recent study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“Assisted ventilation has changed substantially since the 1970s, when ventilation delivered through an endotracheal tube predominated,” Lex W. Doyle, MD, from the department of neonatal services at the Royal Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Although assisted ventilation has become less invasive during the past 25 years, it is unclear whether assisted ventilation has been associated with improvements in short-term or long-term respiratory function.”

In the Journals

Benefits of caffeine treatment in premature infants persist into childhood

August 1, 2017
The use of caffeine for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and to shorten the duration of assisted ventilation in premature newborns effectively improves…
In the Journals

AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017
Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the development of…
In the Journals

Despite reductions in childhood mortality, infectious diseases, childbirth carry significant risk

December 27, 2016
Although child mortality decreased between 2000 and 2015, efforts to reach a two-thirds reduction based on the Millennium Development Goal target failed in high-burden…
More Headlines »
CME Article

Identifying and Managing Sources of Pain and Distress in Children with Neurological Impairment

Pediatric Annals, April 2010, Volume 39 Issue 4
Pain is a frequent and significant problem for many children with severe neurological impairment (NI).1–4…
More »
Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Esbriet reduces mortality in patients with IPF

November 17, 2015
More »
Advertisement
Advertisement