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CPAP or Intubation in Very Preterm Infants?

Roush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP, BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000351513.62380.7e
Critical Care Extra
Abstract

According to this study:

* Use of CPAP shortly after birth had no effect on the combined outcome of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and death.

* Infants on CPAP received surfactant half as often as intubated infants.

* Three times as many infants on CPAP developed pneumothorax, but this didn't result in negative outcomes.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.