Apr 21, 2006

Effect of introduction of synchronized nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation in a neonatal intensive care unit on bronchopulmonary dysplasia and growth in preterm infants

American Journal of Perinatology
Ameya KulkarniVineet Bhandari


The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), nutritional intake, and growth in premature infants receiving synchronized nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (SNIPPV) versus nasal continuous positive airways pressure (NCPAP) after extubation, at an institution with no prior experience with SNIPPV. This was a retrospective case-control study of infants (born May 2000 to December 2003) at < or = 32 weeks gestation. Extubation to SNIPPV was performed in accordance with a standardized protocol. Infants in the control group were extubated to NCPAP, as per standard nursery practice. There were no significant differences in the maternal characteristics, antenatal corticosteroid use, mode of delivery, gestational age, birthweight, male gender, Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes, number of surfactant doses, and duration of endotracheal tube PPV between infants in the control group (n = 30) and those extubated to SNIPPV (n = 30). The duration of NCPAP (median [range]: control versus SNIPPV, 601 [24 to 1270] versus 230.5 [36 to 1200] hours; P < 0.001) and supplemental oxygen (mean +/- standard error of the mean: 84.10 +/- 6.43 versus 63.68 +/- 5.34 days; p = 0.02) was significantly...Continue Reading

  • References
  • Citations25


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations25


Mentioned in this Paper

Intermittent Positive-Pressure Breathing
Surfactant [EPC]
Endogenous Surfactants
Energy Intake
Corticosteroid [EPC]
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pulmonary Surfactants
External Nose Structure
Parenteral Route of Drug Administration

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Coronavirus Protein Structures

Deciphering and comparing the proteins of different coronaviruses forms a basis for understanding SARS-CoV-2 evolution and virus-receptor interactions. This feed follows studies analyzing the structures of coronavirus proteins, thereby revealing potential drug target sites.

DDX3X Syndrome

DDX3X syndrome is caused by a spontaneous mutation at conception that primarily affects girls due to its location on the X-chromosome. DDX3X syndrome has been linked to intellectual disabilities, seizures, autism, low muscle tone, brain abnormalities, and slower physical developments. Here is the latest research.

ALS: Stress Granules

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by cytoplasmic protein aggregates within motor neurons. TDP-43 is an ALS-linked protein that is known to regulate splicing and storage of specific mRNAs into stress granules, which have been implicated in formation of ALS protein aggregates. Here is the latest research.

Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancers

This feed explores the function of fusion oncoproteins in specific childhood cancers, including those from racial/ethnic minority and underserved groups, and to provide preclinical assessment of potential therapeutics and how fusion oncoproteins influence gene expression to perturb normal cellular programs to block lineage differentiation and development

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Regulation of Vocal-Motor Plasticity

Dopaminergic projections to the basal ganglia and nucleus accumbens shape the learning and plasticity of motivated behaviors across species including the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity and performance in songbirds. Discover the latest research on the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity here.

Mitotic-exit networks with cytokinesis

Cytokinesis is the highly regulated process that physically separates daughter and mother cells in late mitosis. The mitotic-exit network (MEN), the signalling pathway that drives mitotic exit, directly regulates cytokinesis. Discover the latest research on mitotic-exit networks with cytokinesis here.

DNA Replication Origin

DNA replication is initiated as specific gene sequences, called origins, that function to start DNA replication. Pre-replication complexes are assembled at these origins during the G1 phase of the cell cycle. These sequences allow for targeted activation or deactivation of replication. Discover the latest research on DNA replication origins here.