Early CPAP doesn't improve outcomes for extreme preemies

12/27/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Early use of continuous positive airway pressure neither helped nor harmed extremely premature infants compared with those who received surfactant treatment, according to a randomized study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers noted that mortality was higher with a lower oxygen-saturation target than in a group with higher oxygen-saturation levels.

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