Is surfactant administration via a supraglottic airway device as effective and safe as via a thin catheter in the trachea?
Less invasive techniques for surfactant administration in preterm infants are known to reduce the need for mechanical ventilation, decrease the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and improve outcomes for preterm infants. This study compares two methods of surfactant administration performed in a non-tertiary neonatal unit: surfactant administration via a supraglottic airway device and administration into the trachea via a thin catheter.
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