• Accurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone‐based application – a manikin study 

      Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Pejovic, Nicolas; Marrone, Gaetano; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Alfven, Tobias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-03-31)
      Aim: This study determined the accuracy and speed of the NeoTapLifeSupport (NeoTapLS), a free smartphone application that aims to assess a neonate's heart rate. Methods: We asked 30 participants with a variety of backgrounds ...
    • Neonatal resuscitation practices in Uganda: a video observational study 

      Helldén, Daniel; Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Pejovic, Nicolas; McLellan, Dan; Lubulwa, Clare; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Alfvén, Tobias (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Neonatal mortality, often due to birth asphyxia, remains stubbornly high in sub-Saharan Africa. Guidelines for neonatal resuscitation, where achieving adequate positive pressure ventilation (PPV) is key, have ...
    • Neonatal resuscitation using a supraglottic airway device for improved mortality and morbidity outcomes in a low-income country: Study protocol for a randomized trial 

      Pejovic, Nicolas; Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Byamugisha, Josaphat; Alfvén, Tobias; Lubulwa, Clare; Cavallin, Francesco; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Ersdal, Hege Langli; Segafredo, Giulia; Blennow, Mats; Trevisanuto, Daniele; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-07-19)
      Background: Intrapartum-related death is the third leading cause of under-5 mortality. Effective ventilation during neonatal resuscitation has the potential to reduce 40% of these deaths. Face-mask ventilation performed ...
    • Outcome of infants with 10 min Apgar scores of 0-1 in a low-resource setting 

      Tylleskär, Thorkild; Cavallin, Francesco; Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Pejovic, Nicolas; Lubulwa, Clare; Byamugisha, Josaphat; Nankunda, Jolly; Trevisanuto, Daniele (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background In high-resource settings, postponing the interruption of cardiopulmonary resuscitation from 10 to 20 min after birth has been recently suggested, but data from low-resource settings are lacking. We investigated ...
    • A randomized trial of laryngeal mask airway in neonatal resuscitation 

      Pejovic, Nicolas; Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Byamugisha, Josaphat; Alfvén, Tobias; Lubulwa, Clare; Cavallin, Francesco; Nankunda, Jolly; Ersdal, Hege Langli; Blennow, Mats; Trevisanuto, Daniele; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: Face-mask ventilation is the most common resuscitation method for birth asphyxia. Ventilation with a cuffless laryngeal mask airway (LMA) has potential advantages over face-mask ventilation during neonatal ...
    • Respiratory monitoring during neonatal resuscitation using a supraglottic airway device vs. a face mask 

      Pejovic, Nicolas; Cavallin, Francesco; Mpamize, Allan; Lubulwa, Clare; Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Byamugisha, Josaphat; Nankunda, Jolly; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Trevisanuto, Daniele (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Objective To evaluate the respiratory function of asphyxiated infants resuscitated with i-gel supraglottic airway (SGA) vs. face mask (FM) in a low-resource setting. Methods In this sub-study from the NeoSupra trial, ...
    • Smartphone app for neonatal heart rate assessment: an observational study 

      Höök, Susanna Myrnerts; Pejovic, Nicolas; Cavallin, Francesco; Lubulwa, Clare; Byamugisha, Josaphat; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Alfven, Tobias (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: Heart rate (HR) assessment is crucial in neonatal resuscitation, but pulse oximetry (PO) and electrocardiography (ECG) are rarely accessible in low-resource to middle-resource settings. This study evaluated a ...
    • Supporting neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings : Innovations and new strategies 

      Höök, Susanna Myrnerts (Doctoral thesis, 2021-05-12)
      Background: Lack of oxygen at birth, birth asphyxia, accounts annually for around 700 000 deaths. Heart rate is important in evaluating a neonate and effective positive pressure ventilation (PPV) may prevent neonatal deaths. ...