Routine oro/nasopharyngeal suction versus no suction in the delivery room

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Jennifer A Dawson,

    Corresponding author
    1. The Royal Women's Hospital, Neonatal Services, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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  • Peter G Davis,

    1. The Royal Women's Hospital, Department of Newborn Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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  • Jann P Foster

    1. University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    2. University of Sydney, Central Clinical School, Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology,Sydney Medical School/Sydney Nursing School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the effect of routine oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal suction compared to no suction on mortality and morbidity in newly born infants with and without meconium-stained liquor.

Planned subgroup analyses:

  • gestational age: term infants (≥ 37 weeks' gestation), preterm infants (28 to 36 weeks' gestation), very preterm infants (< 28 weeks' gestation);

  • mode of delivery (vaginal birth; caesarean section);

  • vigorous; non-vigorous infants;

  • meconium-stained amniotic fluid; non-meconium-stained amniotic fluid;

  • timing of suction (perineum-intrapartum; post-delivery);

  • method of suction (bulb syringe; suction catheter).