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Neonatal resuscitation of extremely low birthweight infants: a survey of practice in Italy


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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