Ursula Weller

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BACKGROUND Surfactant is usually given to mechanically ventilated preterm infants via an endotracheal tube to treat respiratory distress syndrome. We tested a new method of surfactant application to spontaneously breathing preterm infants to avoid mechanical ventilation. METHOD In a parallel-group, randomised controlled trial, 220 preterm infants with a(More)
AIM Providing less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) to spontaneously breathing preterm infants has been reported to reduce mechanical ventilation and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in randomised controlled trials. This large cohort study compared these outcome measures between LISA-treated infants and controls. METHODS Infants receiving LISA,(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated blood culture-proven sepsis episodes occurring in microclusters in very-low-birth-weight infants born in the German Neonatal Network (GNN) during 2009-2010. METHODS Thirty-seven centers participated in GNN; 23 centers enrolled ≥50 VLBW infants in the study period. Data quality was approved by on-site monitoring. Microclusters of(More)
Up-to-date regional standard curves of birth weight, body length and head circumference have been derived from a survey of perinatal data (Perinatalerhebung) including 96.3% of all neonates born in 1988/89 in an area of northern Germany (westfalian districts of Münster, Detmold and Arnsberg). After exclusion of nongerman neonates, multiple births and those(More)
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