High flow nasal cannula for respiratory support in term infants

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Sara Mayfield,

    Corresponding author
    1. Mater Children’s Hospital, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    3. Mater Research Institute, South Brisbane, Australia
    • Sara Mayfield, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, Mater Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101, Australia. Sara.mayfield@mater.org.au.

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  • Jacqueline Jauncey-Cooke,

    1. Mater Children’s Hospital, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    3. Mater Research Institute, South Brisbane, Australia
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  • Andreas Schibler,

    1. Mater Children’s Hospital, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. Mater Research Institute, South Brisbane, Australia
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  • Judith L Hough,

    1. Mater Children’s Hospital, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. Mater Research Institute, South Brisbane, Australia
    3. Australian Catholic University, School of Physiotherapy, Banyo, Australia
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  • Fiona Bogossian

    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
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Abstract

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

To assess the safety and efficacy of high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy for respiratory support in term infants. We will compare HFNC with other forms of non-invasive support including:

  • low flow nasal cannula oxygen

  • head box oxygen

  • nasal continuous positive airway pressure

  • non-invasive positive pressure ventilation

  • alternative forms of HFNC (such as non humidified or humidified)

Subgroup analysis will be undertaken to determine efficacy of HFNC in term infants with different underlying conditions. These conditions include congestive heart failure, pneumonia/pneumonitis (aspiration, bacterial, or viral)

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