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Assessment of bronchodilator response by forced oscillation technique in preterm infants with evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia
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  • Camilla Rigotti,
  • Emanuela Zannin,
  • Abedulrhman Abdelfattah,
  • Maria Luisa Ventura,
  • Raffaele Dellaca'
Camilla Rigotti
Fondazione Monza e Brianza per il Bambino e la sua Mamma
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Emanuela Zannin
Fondazione Monza e Brianza per il Bambino e la sua Mamma
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Abedulrhman Abdelfattah
Fondazione Monza e Brianza per il Bambino e la sua Mamma
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Maria Luisa Ventura
Fondazione Monza e Brianza per il Bambino e la sua Mamma
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Raffaele Dellaca'
Politecnico di Milano
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Abstract

Inhaled bronchodilators are often given in preterm infants with evolving or established bronchopulmonary dysplasia. However, it is unclear which patients may benefit from it and when it is the best time to start treatment. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a noninvasive method for assessing lung mechanics that proved sensitive to airway obstruction reversibility in children and adults. FOT does not need patient cooperation, which is ideal for infants. Bedside tools for applying FOT in infants during spontaneous breathing and different respiratory support modes are becoming available. This case report illustrates for the first time that FOT has potential value in assessing airway obstruction reversibility in preterm infants, informing which infants may manifest a clinical benefit from the treatment with bronchodilators.
13 Nov 2021Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
15 Nov 2021Submission Checks Completed
15 Nov 2021Assigned to Editor
16 Nov 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Dec 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Dec 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Dec 20211st Revision Received
14 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
14 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
14 Dec 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Dec 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Dec 2021Editorial Decision: Accept