Early bubble CPAP and outcomes in ELBW preterm infants

V. Narendran, E.F. Donovan, S.B. Hoath, H.T. Akinbi, J.J. Steichen, Alan Jobe

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    OBJECTIVE: To test whether the introduction of early bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) results in improved respiratory outcomes in extremely low birth-weight infants.STUDY DESIGN: Outcomes of all infants between 401 and 1000 g born in a level 3 neonatal intensive care units (NICU) between July 2000 and October 2001 (period 2) were compared using historical controls (period 1). Early bubble (CPAP) was prospectively introduced in the NICU during period 1. Univariate and adjusted comparisons were made across time periods.RESULTS: Delivery room intubations, days on mechanical ventilation and use of postnatal steroids decreased (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)195-199
    JournalJournal of Perinatology
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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