Journal article

Routine oro/nasopharyngeal suction versus no suction at birth

Jann P Foster, Jennifer A Dawson, Peter G Davis, Hannah G Dahlen

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Oro/nasopharyngeal suction is a method used to clear secretions from the oropharynx and nasopharynx through the application of negative pressure via a suction catheter or bulb syringe. Traditionally, airway oro/nasopharyngeal suction at birth has been used routinely to remove fluid rapidly from the oropharynx and nasopharynx in vigorous and non-vigorous infants at birth. Concerns relating to the reported adverse effects of oro/nasopharyngeal suctioning led to a practice review and routine oro/nasopharyngeal suctioning is no longer recommended for vigorous infants. However, it is important to know whether there is any clear benefit or harm for infants whose oro/nasopharyngeal airw..

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Grants

Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA


Funding Acknowledgements

Internal sourcesThe University of Melbourne, Australia. The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.External sourcesNational Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA.Editorial support of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group has been funded with Federal funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA, under Contract No. HHSN275201100016C.