Survey of neonatal respiratory care and surfactant administration in very preterm infants in the Italian neonatal network

Roberto Bellù, Luigi Gagliardi, Paolo Tagliabue, Carlo Corchia, Valentina Vendettuoli, Fabio Mosca, Rinaldo Zanini, M. Condò, D. Turoli, Gaia Weissmann, Mara Vanzati, Giuseppe de Nisi, E. Villa, Guido Moro, Pietro Guerrini, Raffaella Contiero, Serena Ellero, Riccardo Furlan, Laura Abbiati, Cesarina BorroniGiovanna Prandi, Claudio Fabris, Francesca Vielmi, Massimo Agosti, Francesco Tandoi, Guidali, Mario de Curtis, Claudio Tozzi, Renato Lucchini, Marina Battaglioli, Gian Luca Lista, Paola Introvini, Fabrizio Ferrari, Claudio Gallo, Elvira Bellante, Chiara Bottura, Francesca Pasquali, Simona Boccacci, Giuseppe Latini, Raffaella Giannuzzi, Stefano Martinelli, Alberto Brunelli, Giuliana Motta, Maria Lucia Di Nunzio, Antonio Vendemiati, Carlo Zorzi, Giovanna Carli, Alfiero, Nicola Romeo, Palma Mammoliti, Emanuele Mastretta, Laura Barberis, Daniele Farina, Gianpaolo Gancia, Cristina Dalmazzo, Marcello Napolitano, Francesco Messin, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Rosario Magaldi, Matteo Rinaldi, Rosangela Litta, Paola Lago, Vincenzo Zanardo, Lino Chiandetti, Stefano Visentin, Giuseppe Presta, Davide Cella, Carlo Poggiani, Daniela Ferrari, Sara Parati, Francesco Lombardo, Rosetta Grigorio, Graziano Barera, Margherita Franco, Antonella Poloniato, Angelo Colombo, Giampiero Burgio, Elena Sala, Ignazio Barberi, Venera Tiralongo, Alessandro Arco, Carlo Dani, Simone Pratesi, Valeria Mignatti, Gina Ancora, Giacomo Faldella, Sara Grandi, Mauro Stronati, Gianfranco Perotti, Gaetano Chirico, Claudio Migliori, Sergio de Marini, Vincenzo Forleo, Roberto Paludetto, Letizia Capasso, Giuseppina Mansi, Francesco Raimondi, Gianni Bona, Ilaria Stucchi, Savastio, Federica Ferrero, Andrea Parola, Ezio Maria Padovani, Elena Viviani, Laura Pecoraro, Rocco Agostino, Camilla Gizzi, Luca Massenzi, Hubert Messner, Alex Staffler, Gennaro Salvia, Luigi Esposito, Vincenzo Forziati, Giuseppe Latorre, Fabrizio Sandri, Stefania Alati, Fabrizio Demaria, Oreste Lombardi, Carmine Deni Costabile, Gianfranco Scarpelli, Claudio Cavalli, Enrico Volante, Dott ssa Proietti, Olga Ganguzza, Bartolomeo Spinella, Cristina Haass, Eleonora Scapillati, Chiara Consigli, Alberto Gatta, Pasqua Quitadamo, Antonio Boldrini, Marco Vuerich, Emilio Sigali, Paolo Ghirri, Patrizio Fiorini, Letizia Petrucci, Marco Moroni, Patrizia Braghetti, Paola Casucci, Liliana Minelli, Daniele Mezzetti, Luigi Orfeo, Maria Gabriella de Luca, Nicola Laforgia, Alessandro Grassi, Andrea Dotta, Ferdinando Savignoni, Franco Bagnoli, Claudio de Felice, Silvia Badii, Augusto Biasini, Antonio Belluzzi, Marcello Stella, Costantino Romagnoli, Enrico Zecca, Giovanni Barone, Paolo Colleselli, Luca Vecchiato, Dott ssa Nicolussi, Paolo Giliberti, Giovanni Chello, Silvana Rojo, Chiara Giovanettoni, Clelia A. Colnaghi, Elena Verucci, Giulia Placidi, Cesare Belloni, Giuseppe Carrera, Chiara Zambetti, Paolo Biban, Alessandra Serra, Virgilio Carnielli, Annalisa Pedini, Gennaro Vetrano, Giuseppe Furcolo, Brigida Pasquariello, Luigi Falco, Gaetano Ausanio, Italo Bernardo, Giuseppe Marchesano, Norberto Nosari, Paola Sarnelli, Mario Maccabruni, Daniele Merazzi, Diego Gazzolo, Francesca Temporini Miriam Sabatini, Micaela Colivicchi, Antonio Del Vecchio, Marzia Tarantino, Giancarlo Gargano, Simona Pedori, Massimo Bellettato, Roberta Pesavento, Alessandra Cesaro, Antonio Nicolò, Isabella Mondello, Aniello Pugliese, Claudio Iervolino, Giovanni Corsello, Mario Giuffré, Maria Betta, Mario Giuseppe Romeo, Alessandro Saporito, Carmine D'Incecco, Barbara Perron, Maria Grazia Leone Alessandro Rodonò, Giovanni Serra, Alessia Franceschi, Francesco M. Risso, Mauro Carpentieri, Maria Pia Cigliano, Piermichele Paolillo, Simonetta Picone, Antonio Marra, Dott ssa Rossetti, Tiziana Testa, Fernando Del Cuore

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Abstract

Introduction: Variation of respiratory care is described between centers around the world.The Italian Neonatal Network (INN), as a national group of the Vermont-Oxford Network (VON) allows to perform a wide analysis of respiratory care in very low birth weight infants. Methods:We analyzed the dataset of infants enrolled in the INN in 2009 and 2010 and, for surfactant administration only, from 2006 to 2010 from 83 participating centers. All definitions are those of the (VON). A questionnaire analysis was also performed with a questionnaire on centers practices. Results: We report data for 8297 infants. Data on ventilator practices and outcomes are outlined. Variation for both practices and outcome is found. Trend in surfactant administration is also analyzed. Conclusions. The great variation across hospitals in all the surveyed techniques points to the possibility of implementing potentially better practices with the aim of reducing unwanted variation. These data also show the power of large neonatal networks in identifying areas for potential improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalActa Biomedica
Volume84
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Preterm infants
  • Ventilation
  • Ventilatory support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Bellù, R., Gagliardi, L., Tagliabue, P., Corchia, C., Vendettuoli, V., Mosca, F., Zanini, R., Condò, M., Turoli, D., Weissmann, G., Vanzati, M., de Nisi, G., Villa, E., Moro, G., Guerrini, P., Contiero, R., Ellero, S., Furlan, R., Abbiati, L., ... Del Cuore, F. (2013). Survey of neonatal respiratory care and surfactant administration in very preterm infants in the Italian neonatal network. Acta Biomedica, 84(SUPPL.1), 7-11.