Journal article

A comparison of nasal trauma in preterm infants extubated to either heated humidified high-flow nasal cannulae or nasal continuous positive airway pressure

CL Collins, C Barfield, RSC Horne, PG Davis

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

UNLABELLED: The objectives of this study were (1) to devise a nasal trauma score for preterm infants receiving non-invasive respiratory support, (2) to compare the incidence of nasal trauma in preterm infants <32 weeks gestation randomised to either nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) or heated humidified high-Flow nasal cannulae (HHHFNC), in the first 7 days post-extubation and (3) to assess the effect of two different nasal dressings in those assigned to NCPAP. We randomly assigned preterm ventilated infants to receive Vapotherm® HHHFNC or NCPAP post-extubation. Infants receiving HHHFNC were treated with Sticky Whiskers® and infants receiving NCPAP received either Sticky Whis..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a grant from the Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Melbourne, Australia. The granting body had no involvement in study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of data, the writing of the report or the decision to submit the paper for publication. We would like to thank G Walsh RN, the Staff Neonatologists, Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia, and Dr J Dawson, Royal Womens' Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.