Research Topic

Respiratory Management of Extremely Preterm Infants

  • Submission closed.

About this Research Topic

The USA Neonatal Research Network reports that 82% of extremely preterm infants receive mechanical ventilation during their NICU stay, despite the fact that, their lungs are extremely vulnerable and susceptible to ventilator-induced lung injury. In order to optimize respiratory management of ELBW infants and ...

The USA Neonatal Research Network reports that 82% of extremely preterm infants receive mechanical ventilation during their NICU stay, despite the fact that, their lungs are extremely vulnerable and susceptible to ventilator-induced lung injury. In order to optimize respiratory management of ELBW infants and minimize lung injury, lung protective strategies such as noninvasive respiratory support without intubation, volume targeted ventilation or high frequency ventilation with lung recruitment maneuvers if intubation cannot be avoided, are the most popular research topics of this field.

Building upon existing scientific evidence, well-designed clinical studies on respiratory assistance strategies, which optimize respiratory management in order to minimize lung injury and high-quality evidence derived from these studies are urgently needed for very preterm infants. Initial stabilization of preterm infants with non-invasive respiratory support, open lung strategy with dynamic PEEP titration, volume targeted ventilation and high frequency ventilation seem to be the key strategies, which need more evidence based on clinical research. We aim to reach and invite the authors of sound clinical research on these topics.

We welcome mostly, but not only, randomized controlled clinical studies and systematic reviews on:

· Initial respiratory management and noninvasive ventilatory support strategies for ELBW infants: nCPAP vs NIPPV, Synchronized vs non-synchronized NIPPV, Synchronized NIPPV vs BiPAP, NIV NAVA or nHFOV or nHFJV vs nCPAP or NIPPV

· Lung protective strategies and lung recruitment maneuvers during ventilatory assistance in ELBW infants

· Volume targeted ventilation and high frequency oscillatory ventilation as the primary mode of ventilatory assistance in ELBW infants


Keywords: lung protective ventilation, volume guarantee ventilation, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, non invasive ventilation, hypoxemic respiratory failure


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Recent Articles

Loading..

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..
Loading..

total views article views article downloads topic views

}
 
Top countries
Top referring sites
Loading..