Outcomes after Introduction of Minimally Invasive Surfactant Therapy in Two Australian Tertiary Neonatal Units
Calum T Roberts, Ikhwan Halibullah, Risha Bhatia, Elys A Green, C Omar F Kamlin, Peter G Davis, Brett J Manley
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: To assess the procedural and clinical outcomes associated with the introduction of minimally invasive surfactant therapy (MIST) into standard care at 2 tertiary Australian neonatal intensive care units. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective audit was designed before the introduction of MIST in 2018, with data collected over a period of 18 months. Procedural data were completed by the clinical team performing MIST, including clinical observations, medication use, and adverse events. The audit team collected demographic data and subsequent clinical outcomes from medical records. RESULTS: There were 135 MIST procedures recorded in 122 infants. For the included infants, the median gestation was..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant
Awarded by Medical Research Future Fund (Australia) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Career Development Fellowship
C.R. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant (1175634) and has received conference travel support from Fisher and Paykel. B.M. is supported by a Medical Research Future Fund (Australia) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Career Development Fellowship (MRF1159225). The other authors declare no conflicts of interest.