Neonatal resuscitation research publications

Due to copyright laws, we are only able to provide links to published material that is freely available on the internet. All these research papers can be accessed from the internet, but most require a subscription to the journal to allow you to view and print the full PDF version of the article. Your hospital or University library will have access to many of these journals on line.  Whenever possible, we have provided the PDF of the entire research paper.

New and interesting:

Mask ventilation

O’Shea, J.E., Thio, M., Owen, L.S., Wong, C., Dawson, J.A and Davis, P (2015).
Measurements from preterm infants to guide face mask size
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2015,0:F1-F5.

Kamlin, O., Schillerman, K., Dawson, J., Lopriore, E., Donath, S., Schmolzer, G., Walther, F., Davis, P. & te Pas, A. (2013)
Mask versus nasal tube for stabilization of preterm infants at birth: a randomised controlled trial.
Pediatrics. 2013, 132 (2): e381-e388.

Schmolzer, G., Dawson J., Kamlin C., O’Donnell C., Morley, C & Davis, P. (2011)
Airway obstruction and gas leak during mask ventilation of preterm infants in the delivery room.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2011, 96: F254 F257.

Thio, M., Bhatia, R., Dawson, J. & Davis, P. (2010).
Oxygen delivery using neonatal self-inflating resuscitation bags without a reservoir.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2010, 95; F315- F319.

Dawson, J., Davis, P., O’Donnell, C., Kamlin, C. & Morley, C. (2007)
Free-flow oxygen delivery to newly born infants.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2007, 92; F132- F134.

Recommended reading:

  1. Davis, P.G., Tan, A., O’Donnell, C.P., & Schulze, A. (2004). Resuscitation of newborn infants with 100% oxygen or air: A systematic review and meta­analysis. The Lancet: 364: 1329 -1333.
  2. Dawson, J.A., Davis, P.G., O’Donnell, C.P., Kamlin, C.O., & Morley, C.J. (2007). Pulse oximetry for monitoring infants in the delivery room: a review. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2007,2: F4 – F7.
  3. Kamlin, C., O’Donnell, C., Davis, P.G., & Morley, C.J. (2006). Oxygen saturation in healthy infants immediately after birth.Journal of Pediatrics, 148 (5): 585-589.
  4. Morley, C.J., & Davis, P.G. (2008). Advances in neonatal resuscitation: supporting transition. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 93, F334 – F336.
  5. Perlman, J., Wyllie, J., Kattwinkel, J., Atkins, D, Chameides, L., Goldsmith, J., Guinsburg, R., Hazinski, M., Morley, C., Richmond, S., Simon, W., Singhal, N., Szyld, E., Tamura, M & Velaphi, S and on behalf of the Neonatal Resuscitation Chapter Collaborators. (2010). Special Report Neonatal Resuscitation: 2010 International consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations. Pediatrics, 126(5), e1319 – e1344. (Free full text PDF 820 KB)
  6. Saugstad, O., Ramji, S., Rootwelt, T., & Vento, M. (2005). Response to resuscitation of the newborn: Early prognostic variables. Acta Pediatrica, 94: 890-895.
  7. Vain, N.E., Szyld, E.G., Prudent, L.M., Wiswell, T.E., Aguilar, A.M., & Vivas, N.I. (2004). Oropharyngeal & nasopharyngeal suctioning of meconium stained infants before delivery of their shoulders: multicentre, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 364, 597-602.
  8. Wang, C., Anderson, C., Leone, T., Rich, W., Govindaswami, B., & Finer, N. (2008). Resuscitation of preterm infants using room air or 100% oxygen. Pediatrics, 121 (6), 1083-1089. (Free full text PDF 428kb)
  9. Wiswell, T.E., et al. (2000). Delivery room management of the apparently vigorous meconium stained neonate: results of the multicentre, international collaborative trial. Pediatrics, 105 (1), 1-7.
  10. Wood, F.E., Morley, C.J., Dawson, J.A., Kamlin, C.O., Owen, L.S., Donath, S., & Davis, P.G.  (2008). Improved techniques reduce face mask leak during simulated neonatal resuscitation. Study 2. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 93: F 230- F234.

Further reading

  1. Dawson, J.A., Kamlin, O.F., Wong, C., te Pas, A.B., O’Donnell, C.P., Donath, S., Davis, P.G., & Morley, C.J. (2008). Oxygen saturations and heart rate during delivery room resuscitation of infants < 30 weeks gestation with air or 100% oxygen. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 94, F87–F91.
  2. Escrig, R., Arruza, L., Izquierdo, I., Villar, G., Saenz, P., Gimeno, A., Moro, M., & Vento, M. (2008). Achievement of targeted oxygen saturation values in extremely low gestational age neonates resuscitated with low or high oxygen concentrations: A prospective, randomized trial. Pediatrics, 121 (5), 875–881. (Free full text PDF 336kb)
  3. Garey, D.M., Ward, R., Rich, W., Heldt, G., Leone, T & Finer, N. (2008). Tidal volume threshold for colorimetric carbon dioxide detectors available for use in neonates. Pediatrics, 121 (6): e1524–e1527. (Free full text pdf 300kb)
  4. Grein, A.J., & Weiner, G.M. (2005) Laryngeal mask airway versus bag and mask ventilation or endotracheal intubation for neonatal resuscitation (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2.
  5. Jacobs, S., Hunt, R., Tarnow-Mordi, W., Inder, T., & Davis, P. (2007). Cooling for newborns with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4.
  6. O’Donnell, C.P., Kamlin, C.O. Davis, P.G., Carlin, J.B., & Morley, C.J. (2007). Clinical assessment of infant colour at delivery. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 92, F465–F467.
  7. Petrova, A., Demissie K., Rhoads, G.G., Smulian, J.C., Marcella, S., & Ananth, C.V. (2001). Association of maternal fever during labor with neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 98 (1), 20–27.
  8. Reise, K., Monkman, S., & Kirpalani, H. (2008). The use of the Laerdal infant resuscitator results in the delivery of high oxygen fractions in the absence of a blender. Resuscitation: 80 (1), 120–125.
  9. Siew, M.L., te Pas, A.B., Wallace, M.J., Kitchen, M.J., Lewis, R.A., Fouras, A., Morley, C.J., Davis, P.G., Yagi, N., Uesugi, K., & Hooper, S.B. (2009). Positive end expiratory pressure enhances development of a functional residual capacity in preterm rabbits ventilated from birth. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106: 1487-1493.
  10. te Pas, A.B., & Walther, F.J. (2007). A randomised controlled trial of delivery room respiratory management in very preterm infants. Pediatrics, 120 (2): 322–329.