1 pointMost studies I know use "bundles" - so insertion with maximum sterile precautions were used in most settings, but I have not seen any study that only looks at using cap/face-mask in incubators. I would say the possible research question is also one about equipoise.. how much hassle is it to put on cap and mask for a potential higher risk of infection that can have quite deleterious effects. Is sterile material also handled outside of the incubator (i.e. unpacking the catheter etc.)? Then it probably still might make sense.
1 pointDear @Dr Khalil Ahmad, we would consider use up to ~14 days of life. I have some personal experiences of using it up to 21 days of life (relapses after early initial closure) but this was some 10+ years back. Nowadays we have a more conservative approach for late relapses.
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