Intubation Ineffective in Vigorous Meconium-Stained Infants.

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  • Author(s): Weber, Thomas S.
  • Source:
    Journal of Family Practice. Apr2000, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p301-301. 1p.
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    • Abstract:
      The article looks at the importance of intubation and intratracheal suctioning in newborn infants who were delivered through meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF). It offers information on some reports regarding the use of intubation and intratracheal suctioning in infants. A study is presented involving 2,094 newborn infants from birth centers in the U.S. and South America who were mostly delivered in vaginal mode. The infants were intubated and had intratracheal suction with the use of catheter or bulb syringe. The study indicated that the development of meconium aspiration syndrome was mostly identified with those who had cesarean birth and that there was no significance in the use of intratracheal suctioning in the prevention of respiratory complications.