Oronasopharyngeal suction versus no suction in normal, term and vaginally born infants: a prospective randomised controlled trial

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Oct;45(5):453-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2005.00452.x.

Abstract

This prospective randomised controlled trial aimed to compare the effects of oronasopharyngeal suction with those of no suction in normal, term and vaginally born infants and was performed at a Turkish tertiary hospital from June 2003 to January 2004. A total of 140 newborns were enrolled in the trial (n = 70 per group). The no suction group showed lower mean heart rates through the 3rd and 6th minutes and higher SaO(2) values through the first 6 mins of life (P < 0.001). The maximum time to reach SaO2 of >or= 92% (6 vs. 11 min) and >or= 86% (5 vs. 8 min) were shorter in the no suction group (P < 0.001).

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Apgar Score
  • Birth Weight
  • Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Maternal Age
  • Nasopharynx
  • Oropharynx
  • Oxygen / blood*
  • Oxygen Consumption / physiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Probability
  • Prospective Studies
  • Reference Values
  • Risk Factors
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Suction / methods*
  • Turkey

Substances

  • Oxygen