Delivery room management of very low birth weight infants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - a comparison of protocols

@inproceedings{Roehr2010DeliveryRM,
  title={Delivery room management of very low birth weight infants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - a comparison of protocols},
  author={Charles Christoph C Roehr and S Gr{\"o}be and Mario R{\"u}diger and Helmut Dietmar Hummler and Mathias Nelle and Hans Proquitt{\'e} and Hannes Hammer and Gerd Schmalisch},
  booktitle={European journal of medical research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Surveys from the USA, Australia and Spain have shown significant inter-institutional variation in delivery room (DR) management of very low birth weight infants (VLBWI, <1500g) at birth, despite regularly updated international guidelines. OBJECTIVE To investigate protocols for DR management of VLBWI in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and to compare these with the 2005 ILCOR guidelines. METHODS DR management protocols were surveyed in a prospective, questionnaire-based survey in… CONTINUE READING