Pulmonary function in preterm infants whose lungs were ventilated conventionally or by high-frequency oscillation.

@article{Gerhardt1989PulmonaryFI,
  title={Pulmonary function in preterm infants whose lungs were ventilated conventionally or by high-frequency oscillation.},
  author={Tilo O Gerhardt and Linda Reifenberg and Ronald P. Goldberg and Eduardo H Bancalari},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1989},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={
          121-6
        }
}
To test the hypothesis that high-frequency ventilation may reduce the risk of barotrauma and thus the incidence of chronic pulmonary damage in preterm infants who need mechanical ventilation, we measured lung function before discharge in 53 infants who needed mechanical ventilation on the first day after birth and were randomly assigned to receive intermittent mandatory ventilation (n = 26) or to receive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (n = 27). There were no significant differences… CONTINUE READING