“Researchers find best strategy to prevent chronic lung disease in preterm infants”

The study “Association of Noninvasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in August 2016. This study was co-authored by Dr. Sarah McDonald, the originator of the study, and Dr. Tetsuya Isayama, the lead author.

Together, they compared different ventilation strategies in order to determine how to best ventilate preterm infants and concluded that Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA) was the best.

The study was featured in several online news sites:

  1. Medscape- Reuter Health Information: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/867270
  2. Medical Xpress: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-lisa-strategy-chronic-lung-disease.html
  3. Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6811732-mcmaster-finds-best-way-to-ventilate-preemies/
  4. Clinical Advisors: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/pulmonology-information-center/preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants/article/516479/
  5. Deutsches Ärzteblatt: http://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/69976/Fruehgeburten-Sieben-Beatmungsmethoden-im-Vergleich
  6. McMaster University: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/main/news/news_2016/chronic_lung_html


Article: Isayama T, Iwami H, McDonald S, Beyene J. Association of noninvasive ventilation strategies with mortality and bronchopulmonary dysplasia among preterm infants. A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2016;316(6):611-624; doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.10708