Comparative evaluation of high-flow nasal cannula and conventional oxygen therapy in paediatric cardiac surgical patients: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Testa2014ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of high-flow nasal cannula and conventional oxygen therapy in paediatric cardiac surgical patients: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Giuseppina Testa and Francesca G Iodice and Zaccaria Ricci and Vincenzo Vitale and Francesca De Razza and Roberta Haiberger and Claudia Iacoella and G iuseppe Conti and Paola Cogo},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={456-61}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) and conventional O2 therapy (OT) in paediatric cardiac surgical patients; the primary objective of the study was to evaluate whether HFNC was able to improve PaCO2 elimination in the first 48 h after extubation postoperatively. METHODS We conducted a randomized, controlled trial in pediatric cardiac surgical patients under 18 months of age. At the beginning of the weaning of ventilation, patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING