In consultation with Consulting Editor, Dr. Lucky Jain, Drs. Maximo Vento and Waldemar Carlo have put together a state-of the-art issue of the Clinics in Perinatology devoted to Perinatal Pharmacology. Clinical review articles are specifically devoted to the following: Monitoring and assessment of oxygenation in infants; Oxygen toxicity in neonates; New methods for non-invasive oxygen administration; Targeting oxygen in preterm and term infants starting at birth; Newborn resuscitation in settings without access to supplemental oxygen; Noninvasive versus invasive ventilatory support; Nasal SIMV versus Nasal CPAP before and after invasive ventilatory support; Is high-flow cannula inferior to CPAP for neonates?; Intermittent hypoxia: Importance; Closed-loop control of inspired oxygen in neonates: Compliance with targets; Meta-analysis oxygenation saturation targeting trials: Do infant subgroups matter?; Targets of oxygen saturation to optimize eye outcomes; Achieved oxygenation saturations and outcome in extremely preterm infants; Pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants; and Current recommendations and practice of oxygen therapy in preterm infants. Readers will come away with the latest information on oxygen therapy as they seek to utilize evidence-based recommendations to improve patient outcomes.
By Wally Carlo, MD, Edwin M. Dixon Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Director, Division of Neonatology, Director, Newborn Nurseries, Birmingham, AL and Maximo Vento, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alicante, Chief of the Division of Neonatology, University & Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Director, Neonatal Research Unit, The Health Research Institute La Fe, Bulevar Sur s/n, Valencia Spain