Recommendations for research
What is the effectiveness of high-pressure non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) compared with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) flow driver as the primary mode of ventilation?
What is the effectiveness of diuretics compared with placebo in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm babies on respiratory support?
Does targeting higher oxygen saturations of 92% to 97% in preterm babies lead to improved survival without significant complications?
What is the most effective combination of an analgesic with a neuromuscular blocker, or an analgesic with an anaesthetic agent, for premedication in preterm babies requiring elective or semi-elective intubation?
Does CPAP plus prophylactic surfactant, administered by a non-invasive technique in the delivery room, improve outcomes compared with CPAP alone in preterm babies?
What is the effectiveness of humidified and non-humidified supplemental low-flow oxygen in preterm babies?
What should be the target oxygen saturation range for preterm babies when using an automated oxygen titration system that creates a normal frequency-saturation curve?
Are there differences in the long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes for preterm babies receiving volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) compared with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) as their primary mode of ventilation?
What is the comparative efficacy of hydrocortisone compared with dexamethasone for preventing BPD in preterm babies requiring respiratory support?
Is nebulised budesonide effective compared with placebo in preventing BPD in preterm babies requiring respiratory support?
What is the optimal maintenance dose of caffeine citrate in order to optimise neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm babies?
What is the accuracy of pulse oximetry and transcutaneous measurement of partial pressure of oxygen compared with arterial oxygen levels for detecting hyperoxia and hypoxia in preterm babies?
What is the optimal carbon dioxide target range in preterm babies on non-invasive ventilation at different gestational ages?
What is the optimal method and frequency of measuring blood pressure for preterm babies requiring respiratory support?
What is the optimal target blood pressure range for preterm babies requiring respiratory support?
What is the effectiveness of morphine compared with containment holding for preterm babies receiving respiratory support?
What is the impact of parental involvement as part of Family integrated care (FIC) or the Newborn individualised developmental care and assessment programme (NIDCAP®) on the incidence of BPD and length of hospital stay in preterm babies?