Table 2

Conventional management

Trial NoPrimary diagnosisTreatmentOxygenation index at trial entryDays ventilated (after randomisation)Days in ⩾90% 02 (after treatment)Cardiac pathologyAge at death (days)
030Congenital diaphragmatic hernia452828Mild oedema LV wall and papillary muscle. Ante-mortem thrombus RA38
097Persistent fetal circulation (herpes simplex pneumonitis)40152Normal16
103Pulmonary hypertension secondary to meconium aspiration441211Normal18
113Congenital diaphragmatic hernia4300Normal1
126Persistent fetal circulation6500Normal21 hours
34 mins
127Pulmonary hypertension secondary to IRDS7000Normal1
132 (NO)Pulmonary hypertension secondary to sepsisConventional5400Normal2
133Congenital diaphragmatic hernia10700Normal13 hours
10 mins
141 (NO)Persistent fetal circulation5500Normal1
144Congenital diaphragmatic hernia4200Oedema and pallor of interventricular septum19 hours
10 mins
148Congenital diaphragmatic hernia4211Oedema and pallor of right ventricle4
171Persistent fetal circulation9511Normal2
178Persistent fetal circulation9311Haemorrhage of interventricular septum1
182Pulmonary hypertension secondary to meconium aspiration551+2+91+2+9Normal17