Early vs late caffeine administration for preterm infants Original paper

In this meta-analysis, early caffeine treatment was associated with a lower risk of 7 different neonatal health outcomes, but it increased mortality. The worsened risk of mortality might have been due to survival bias, however.

This Study Summary was published on March 29, 2024.

Quick Summary

In this meta-analysis, early caffeine treatment was associated with a lower risk of 7 different neonatal health outcomes, but it increased mortality. The worsened risk of mortality might have been due to survival bias, however.

What was studied?

The association between the timing of caffeine treatment (a common treatment for insufficient breathing in preterm infants) and neonatal (infant) health outcomes.

The outcomes measured were mortality, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; damage to the lungs from ventilators or oxygen therapy; a leading cause of neonatal mortality), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH; bleeding in the brain due to underdeveloped and fragile blood vessels), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC; inflammation of the intestines, which can lead to infection and death), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP; the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina of the eye), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA; a hole in the heart, which otherwise normally closes after birth), late-onset sepsis, length of hospital stay, and a composite measure, BPD + mortality risk.

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on March 29, 2024.