Studies: Nasal tubes, face masks both OK to help preemies breathe

08/9/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Data from two clinical trials comparing nasal tubes to silicone face masks for premature infants who need respiratory help found both led to similar outcomes, according to a report in Pediatrics. One study author, Dr. C. Omar Kamlin, said the data indicate hospitals should not change their practices if using nasal tubes or face masks is working effectively.

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