Latest publication by CSAR: This article provides a narrative review of lung-protective ventilatory strategies (LPVS) in intubated preterm infants with RDS. A description of strategies is followed by results on short-and long-term respiratory and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Strategies will include patient-triggered or synchronized ventilation, volume targeted ventilation, the technique of intubation, surfactant administration and rapid extubation to NCPAP (INSURE), the open
Latest by CSAR: a device which has the potential to reduce lung injury while providing adequate mask ventilation in the delivery room. The objective of this randomized controlled manikin trial was to examine tidal volume (VT) delivery and ventilation rate during mask positive pressure ventilation (PPV) with five different devices, including a volume-controlled prototype Next StepTM device for neonatal resuscitation. We hypothesized that VT and rate would be closest to target
The excitement among Heart and Stroke Foundation employees and volunteers was palpable at the grand opening of their new Edmonton administrative office and volunteer headquarters on Nov. 16. The bright, open space on Calgary Trail is the perfect place for the team to continue advancing the important work they do. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. Their vision is a world where Canadians live healthy lives free of
Today we received the cheque during an offical presentation for our effort to fundraise for Education and Research within the Northern Alberta Neonatal Program. CSAR members G. Schmölzer (far left) and P-Y Cheung (far right) are part of the organization committee along with parents and NNP Jodi, and Administrator S. Wold. The cheque received today was over $28,937 Canadian Dollars, which was raised at the 4th NICU Fun Run in the Park. Over the last 4 years we had a steady inc
CSAR reviewed the currently available evidence about Epinephrine use during neonatal resuscitation: the review is available for free at: http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/447960 Abstract: Aim: Guidelines for newborn resuscitation state that if the heart rate does not increase despite adequate ventilation and chest compressions, adrenaline administration should be considered. However, controversy exists around the safety and effectiveness of adrenaline in newborn resusci
Thanks to everybody whole joined our celebration of the 4th NICU Fun Run in the Park. Although, raining in the morning, the Sun said hello and we had a greta party in the sun. Dr. Patch-Up (Georg Schmolzer in the costume) was present to have fun with all the NICU graduates and everybody else joining. Once again thank you so much for the support for our Research and Education initiative.