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Randomised trial of high frequency oscillatory ventilation or conventional ventilation in babies of gestational age 28 weeks or less: respiratory and neurological outcomes at 2 years
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  • Published on:
    Long term neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm babies in the UKOS trial.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Marlow et al on the long term respiratory and neurodevelopmental outcomes in babies, 28 weeks of gestation or less, in the UKOS trial[1]. It was reassuring to learn that babies in the HFOV arm were no worse than the controls in terms of their long term neurodevelopment outcome. This is contrary to the neurodevelopmental outcomes observed in the HiFi trial [2]....

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  • Published on:
    Can mechanical ventilation mode affect neurodevelopmental morbidity in preterm infants ?
    • Carlo Dani, University of Florence
    • Other Contributors:
      • Giovanna Bertini, Firmino F. Rubaltelli

    Dear Editor,

    Paper from Marlow et al. (1) compares the neurological outcomes of infants of gestational age 28 week or less who were ventilated with high frequency oscillatory ventilation or conventional mechanical ventilation. They concluded that the initial mode of ventilation does not affect neurodevelopmental morbidity at 2 years. However, considering their enrolment criteria [“Infants were eligible for the stu...

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