Table 1

Characteristics of infants

CaseSexGestational age weekAge at study daysBirth weight gStudy weight gDiagnosis and indications for intubationVentilator settings at studyET tube innerdiameter mmVentilator
F I,O2 PIP cmH2OPEEP cmH2Of min−1
1M250832832RDS0.45141.5602.5SS
2F244670545RDS0.35122.0352.0ISIS
3F2515760620RDS, BPD0.3122.5452.5SS
4M2520794750RDS, BPD0.3142.0402.5BCBC
5M27369201010BPD0.3161.0402.5SS
6M242697305556BPD0.35192.5353.5SS
7aM412035903228Asphyxia0.21193.5353.5SS
7b3234560.21150.0353.5SS
  • FI,O2: inspiratory oxygen function

  • PIP: peak inspiratory pressure

  • PEEP: positive end-expiratory presure

  • F: frequency

  • ET: endotracheal

  • RDS: respiratory distress syndrome

  • BPD: bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • S: Sechrist (Sechrist Industries, Inc., CA, USA)

  • BC: Bear Cub (Bear Medical Systems; Inc., CA, USA)

  • IS: Infant Star (Mallinckrodt, Inc., CA, USA)