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Comment & Response
September 2014

It Is Too Early to Declare Early or Late Rescue High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Dead

Author Affiliations
  • 1Service of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2Mountains Community Hospital, Lake Arrowhead, California
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):862-863. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.940

To the Editor The recent study in JAMA Pediatrics by Gupta et al,1 “Comparison of High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and Conventional Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric Respiratory Failure” concluded that the application of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) results in increased mortality.2 To reach this conclusion, the authors drew data from a large database of experiences at 98 US pediatic intensive care units; however, we do not believe their conclusion is supported by their analysis.

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