High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in premature infants with respiratory failure: a preliminary report.

@article{Froese1987HighfrequencyOV,
  title={High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in premature infants with respiratory failure: a preliminary report.},
  author={Alison Barbara Froese and Patrick Butler and William A. Fletcher and L J Byford},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1987},
  volume={66 9},
  pages={814-24}
}
High-frequency ventilation has been used successfully to manage life-threatening complications in premature infants with lung disease. Here we report a preliminary assessment of the efficacy and safety of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation-(HFO-A, A = active expiratory phase) when used as a primary ventilator in 11 infants of 24-34 weeks gestation who required ventilatory support. HFO-A was initiated after no more than 5.5 hr of conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV). HFO-A at 15 Hz was… CONTINUE READING