Tag: APGAR

1. The intubation-recruitment-surfactant administration-extubation procedure reduced the need for invasive ventilation in extremely preterm neonates compared to those not receiving lung recruitment. 2. There were no adverse effect on safety outcomes including in-hospital mortality, pneumothorax and intraventricular hemorrhage. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Early surfactant administration is the most...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend home birth, but recognizes that women may choose to plan a home birth. In these instances, there must be at least 1 care provider whose primary responsibility is the newborn and is fully trained in neonatal resuscitation. 2. The statement...
1. The Apgar score evaluates initial infant condition after delivery and helps direct need for any resuscitative measures. This joint policy from the American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a reminder that, on an individual level, the Apgar score does...
Image: PD  1. Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) predicted the risk of overall morbidity and 30-day mortality in a large veteran patient population.  2. A SAS score below 5 correlated with an increased risk of postoperative complications and mortality: those with SAS 0-4 had 51.7% and 17.2% overall morbidity and 30-day mortality...
Image: PD 1. Among pre-term neonates, the likelihood of respiratory distress, low Apgar and death was higher after cesarean compared with vaginal delivery.  2. Vaginal delivery may provide benefit to preterm infants, particularly with regard to respiratory function.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Researchers found that compared with vaginal delivery, cesarean...