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Crit Care. 2003 Dec;7(6):423-6. Epub 2003 Apr 14.

Pro/con clinical debate: High-frequency oscillatory ventilation is better than conventional ventilation for premature infants.

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Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology, Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, USA.

Abstract

Arguably one of the most important advances in critical care medicine in recent years has been the understanding that mechanical ventilators can impart harm and that lung-protective ventilation strategies can save lives. High-frequency oscillatory ventilation appears ideally suited for lung protection at first glance. Two camps of opinion exist, however, even in neonates where this modality has been most extensively studied. In the present debate, the prevailing arguments from each of those camps are made available for the reader to decide.

PMID:
14624681
PMCID:
PMC374363
DOI:
10.1186/cc2178
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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