There are several lung ultrasound scores (LUS) for evaluating lung aeration in critically ill adults with restrictive lung disorders. A modified LUS adapted for neonates correlates well with oxygenation and is able to be used to predict the need for surfactant in preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). However, no data are available for extremely preterm neonates for whom timely surfactant administration is especially important. We hypothesized that LUS might be reliable in extremely preterm neonates with RDS who are treated with continuous positive airway pressure. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of LUS in predicting the need for surfactant treatment and re-treatment in this population.

Lung Ultrasound Score Predicts Surfactant Need in Extremely Preterm Neonates / De Martino, Lucia; Yousef, Nadya; Ben-Ammar, Rafik; Raimondi, Francesco; Shankar-Aguilera, Shivani; De Luca, Daniele. - In: PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 0031-4005. - 142:3(2018), p. e20180463. [10.1542/peds.2018-0463]

Lung Ultrasound Score Predicts Surfactant Need in Extremely Preterm Neonates

De Martino, Lucia;Raimondi, Francesco;
2018

Abstract

There are several lung ultrasound scores (LUS) for evaluating lung aeration in critically ill adults with restrictive lung disorders. A modified LUS adapted for neonates correlates well with oxygenation and is able to be used to predict the need for surfactant in preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). However, no data are available for extremely preterm neonates for whom timely surfactant administration is especially important. We hypothesized that LUS might be reliable in extremely preterm neonates with RDS who are treated with continuous positive airway pressure. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of LUS in predicting the need for surfactant treatment and re-treatment in this population.
2018
Lung Ultrasound Score Predicts Surfactant Need in Extremely Preterm Neonates / De Martino, Lucia; Yousef, Nadya; Ben-Ammar, Rafik; Raimondi, Francesco; Shankar-Aguilera, Shivani; De Luca, Daniele. - In: PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 0031-4005. - 142:3(2018), p. e20180463. [10.1542/peds.2018-0463]
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