Clin Perinatol 2021 12 2;48(4):869-880. Epub 2021 Oct 2.
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Mechanical ventilation can be life-saving for the premature infant, but is often injurious to immature and underdeveloped lungs. Lung injury is caused by atelectrauma, oxygen toxicity, and volutrauma. Lung protection must include appropriate lung recruitment starting in the delivery suite and throughout mechanical ventilation. Read More