Smaller facemasks for positive pressure ventilation in preterm infants: A randomised trial
Eoin O'Currain, Joyce E O'Shea, Lorraine McGrory, Louise S Owen, Omar Kamlin, Jennifer A Dawson, Peter G Davis, Marta Thio
RESUSCITATION | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019
AIM: Facial measurements of preterm infants indicate that standard diameter facemasks used during positive pressure ventilation are too large, which may lead to mask leak and compromise resuscitation. We aimed to determine whether the use of a facemask that better complies with the dimensions of preterm faces, compared with a standard facemask, reduces facemask leak. METHODS: Parallel group, randomised controlled trial. Preterm infants ≤32 weeks' gestation receiving facemask ventilation prior to intubation in the neonatal intensive care unit, and those 28-32+6 weeks' receiving facemask ventilation in the delivery room were eligible. Infants were randomised to receive ventilation via a standa..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by NHMRC
Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Newborn Medicine, Murdoch Children's Research Institute - NHMRC CRE Grant
Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for Prof Peter G. Davis (App ID 1059111), Dr Omar Kamlin (App ID 1073533), Dr Louise Owen (App ID 1097089), and Dr Marta Thio (App ID 1111134); NHMRC Program Grant 2017-2021 (App ID 1113902) for Prof Peter G. Davis, Dr Jennifer A. Dawson, and Dr Marta Thio; PhD scholarship for Dr Eoin O'Currain from the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Newborn Medicine, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, funded by an NHMRC CRE Grant (App ID 1060733).