Ventilator Settings After Surfactant Replacement with SF-RI 1: Clinical Experiences

  • L. Gortner
  • F. Pohlandt
  • P. Bartmann
  • B. Disse
  • E. Weller
Conference paper

Abstract

Thirty-four very low birth weight infants, whose clinical data were already given (Gortner et al. this book) were treated with a bovine surfactant intratracheally (SF-RI 1, Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH, FRG). Mechanical ventilation was provided by time-cycled, pressure-limited ventilators. Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) were adjusted in order to keep paO2 between 40–60 mm Hg and paCO2 between 40–45 mm Hg. Routinely, respiratory rate was 100/min with an inspiratory time of 0.2 and an expiratory time of 0.4 s.

Keywords

Surfactant Adapter 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Gortner
  • F. Pohlandt
  • P. Bartmann
  • B. Disse
  • E. Weller

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