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A trial Of spontaneous breathing to determine the readiness for extubation in very low birth weight infants; A prospective evaluation
  1. C. Omar Farouk Kamlin (omar.kamlin{at}rwh.org.au)
  1. Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    1. Peter Graham Davis (pgd{at}unimelb.edu.au)
    1. Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
      1. Brenda Argus
      1. Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
        1. Bernice Mills
        1. Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
          1. Colin J Morley (colin.morley{at}rwh.org.au)
          1. Royal Women's Hospital, Australia

            Abstract

            Extubation failure in premature infants is common. A spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) was prospectively evaluated to determine timing of extubation. Compared to historical controls, infants were extubated at significantly higher ventilator rates and airway pressures using the SBT. No differences in rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia or duration of ventilation were seen.

            • continuous positive airway pressure
            • extubation
            • extubation failure
            • mechanical ventilation
            • newborn

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