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Francesco Cardona

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  1. Please add any information or resources you have for transporting infants or pregnant women out of Ukraine. We have compiled lists of material for example.

    Here is a list of needed items for neonatal transport as recommended by Rosemarie Boland, Australian Neonatal Transport Nurse




    Equipment list for neonatal transport.pdf

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  2. Very good topic.

    I agree with Stefan.

    CLAMP -> X-RAY (after a few hours) -> PULL

    I would probably adapt the time frame if it was recurrent or there is concern of recurrence or the child is otherwise unstable.

    We almost exclusively use pig tail drains at this point. In our opinion they are also more comfortable for the infant and they are placed easily.

    Our surgical patients though often have straight tubes.

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  3. 4 hours ago, Stefan Johansson said:

    Do you mean the BPD diagnosis  set by need of resp support at 36w?


    The definition of bronchopulmonary dysplasia that best predicted early childhood morbidity categorized disease severity according to the mode of respiratory support administered at 36 weeks’ postmenstrual age, regardless of supplemental oxygen use.

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  4. Unfortunately we have seen a few cases, including some that needed further operations by our ENT. We think we see it more often with cuffed tubes we sometimes use (esp. for patients undergoing surgery). We treat if symptoms or if intubation was difficult and we fear swelling, mostly dexamethasone or prednisolone. Most resolves within 6h.

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  5. We have a few replies on twitter on the topic  

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