Inadvertent Hyperventilation During Intraoperative Care in Neonates
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In order to evaluate current anesthetic practice in the care of preterm infants and neonates, the investigators will retrospectively review surgical procedures in infants who are less than 60 weeks post-conceptual age in which an arterial cannula was placed intraoperatively or in situ upon arrival in the operating room. They will evaluate the mode of ventilation (pressure or volume-controlled), tidal volume or peak inflating pressure, the level of PEEP, inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2), and respiratory rate used during the procedure to determine the average minute ventilation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 36 Weeks (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients seen at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
neonates (<60 weeks post-conceptual age) undergoing non-cardiac operative procedures in which arterial access is generally present (exploratory laparotomy or thoracotomy)