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Volume 15/Issue 3, May 2019

Home oxygen for infants leaving neonatal units: a nationwide survey

Peter Schulga, Peter Corley, C. Manjunatha, Palghat Gopalakrishnan

Home oxygen is widely prescribed for ex-preterm infants being discharged home with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Anecdotally, practice was felt to vary widely between neonatal units (NNUs) across the UK, despite British Thoracic Society guidance on home oxygen prescription. This survey is the most comprehensive to date, looking at variations in both pre- and post-discharge practices across the UK. It found that practice does indeed vary widely between NNUs and suggests that updating guidelines may be useful to help unify practice.

Schulga P., Corley P., Manjunatha CM., Gopalakrishnan PN. Home oxygen for infants leaving neonatal units: a nationwide survey. Infant 2019;15(3): 110-13.
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