Guidelines may improve outcomes for VLBW infants, study shows

09/20/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A study in Pediatrics found using evidence-based delivery room guidelines to prevent heat loss, reduce exposure to supplemental oxygen and increase use of noninvasive respiratory support improved outcomes for very low birth weight infants. Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia also linked the guidelines to decreases in days on invasive ventilation and hospital stay.

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