Journal article

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

Abstract

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

Grants

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


Funding Acknowledgements

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.