Journal article

Volume-targeted versus pressure-limited ventilation in neonates

C Klingenberg, K Wheeler, N McCallion, CJ Morley, PG Davis

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Damage caused by lung overdistension (volutrauma) has been implicated in the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Modern neonatal ventilation modes can target a set tidal volume as an alternative to traditional pressure-limited ventilation (PLV) using a fixed inflation pressure. Volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) aims to produce a more stable tidal volume in order to reduce lung damage and stabilise the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether VTV compared with PLV leads to reduced rates of death and death or BPD in newborn infants and to determine whether use of VTV affected outcomes including air leak, cranial ultrasound findings an..

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