Table 1—

Neonatal characteristics of study population

Subjects (M/F) n49 (23/26)
Gestational age weeks26 (24–30)
Birth weight g860 (630–1175)
Apgar at 5 min8 (5–9)
Surfactant administration38 (78)
Neonatal conditions#
 PTX3 (6)
 DPH11 (23)
 PIE4 (9)
 HMD41 (87)
Neonatal infection29 (64)
Number of infections1 (0–4)
Duration of treatment days
 CMV11 (1–51)
 CPAP9 (2–30)
 CMV and CPAP30 (5–64)
 Oxygen
  In hospital87 (53–130)
  At home65 (25–158)
  Total157 (91–302)
  • Data are presented as median (10th–90th percentiles) or n (%), unless otherwise stated. M: male; F: female; PTX: pneumothorax; DPH: diaphragmatic hernia; PIE: pulmonary interstitial emphysema; HMD: hyaline membrane disease; CMV: conventional mechanical ventilation; CPAP: continuous positive airway pressure. #: n = 47; : n = 45.