Neonatology pp 232-241 | Cite as

Resuscitation of the Newborn

  • Ola D. Saugstad


Each year 6–10 million of the approximately 130 million newborn infants born in the world need some kind of resuscitation at birth. In the USA 5–10% of all newborn infants require basic life support in the delivery room, or nursery, constituting at least 200,000 newborn infants in the USA alone. In Western Europe there are similar figures. Approximately 1% of newborns require more extensive resuscitation procedures [1, 2, 3]. Recent estimates indicate that worldwide 814,000 die and an equal number develop sequels after birth asphyxia [4].


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Newborn Infant Spinal Muscular Atrophy Chest Compression Birth Asphyxia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ola D. Saugstad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Research, RikshospitaletOslo University Hospital, University of OsloOsloNorway

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