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Neonatal resuscitation of extremely low birthweight infants: a survey of practice in Italy
  1. D Trevisanuto1,
  2. N Doglioni1,
  3. P Ferrarese1,
  4. R Bortolus2,
  5. V Zanardo1,
  6. on behalf of the Neonatal Resuscitation Study Group, Italian Society of Neonatology
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  2. 2International Centre on Birth Defects, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Trevisanuto
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 3, 35128 Padova, Italy; trevo{at}pediatria.unipd.it

Abstract

Delivery room management of extremely low birthweight infants (ELBWIs) has been little studied. A questionnaire was sent to the heads of the 86 Italian neonatal intensive care units provided with on site delivery. The practice of and approach to the resuscitation of ELBWIs were very different among the centres surveyed, reflecting a paucity of evidence and consequent uncertainty among clinicians.

  • ELBWI, extremely low birthweight infant
  • NRP, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PEEP, positive end expiratory pressure
  • extremely low birthweight infant
  • resuscitation
  • survey

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  • Competing interests: none declared

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