Towards evidence-based resuscitation of the newborn infant

Brett J. Manley, Louise S. Owen, Stuart B. Hooper, Susan E. Jacobs, Jeanie L.Y. Cheong, Lex W. Doyle, Peter G. Davis

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Abstract

Effective resuscitation of the newborn infant has the potential to save many lives around the world and reduce disabilities in children who survive peripartum asphyxia. In this Series paper, we highlight some of the important advances in the understanding of how best to resuscitate newborn infants, which includes monitoring techniques to guide resuscitative efforts, increasing awareness of the adverse effects of hyperoxia, delayed umbilical cord clamping, the avoidance of routine endotracheal intubation for extremely preterm infants, and therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic–ischaemic encephalopathy. Despite the challenges of performing high-quality clinical research in the delivery room, researchers continue to refine and advance our knowledge of effective resuscitation of newborn infants through scientific experiments and clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639-1648
Number of pages10
JournalThe Lancet
Volume389
Issue number10079
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2017

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