It has been a long week at the incubator... Daphna and I have both been on service and otherwise busy with the launch of the Neonatal Network (N2). This meant another late night recording 😵💫. But the papers this week were so interesting that we had a great time discussing this latest evidence. We reviewed the recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine describing how using high flow nasal cannula during an intubation attempt could significantly increase the success rates of a first attempt. Daphna reviewed a paper from the Journal of Pediatrics that thoroughly reviewed the impact of oxygenation factors on the development of ROP in preterm infants. Some interesting data there. We also reviewed a JAMA Peds article from China 🇨🇳 that compared the use of nasal CPAP vs nasal IMV and nasal high frequency ventilation. This is something we are still no very familiar with so it was interesting to see how it compares to other modalities we are familiar with. We referenced a blog post from our friend Michael Narvey on nHFO that you can check out here: https://www.allthingsneonatal.com/2015/12/19/high-frequency-nasal-ventilation-what-are-we-waiting-for/ We also reviewed an article from Holland 🇳🇱 comparing open bay nicu setup and single room on short term morbidity and mortality. Finally, one last paper from Australia 🇦🇺 / New Zealand 🇳🇿 looking at the collective use of non invasive ventilation in term infants.... some very interesting findings.
We hope you enjoy this episode!