• 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 ...
    • Adding video-debriefing to Helping-Babies-Breathe training enhanced retention of neonatal resuscitation knowledge and skills among health workers in Uganda: a cluster randomized trial 

      Odongkara, Beatrice; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Pejovic, Nicolas; Achora, Vincentina; Mukunya, David; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K.; Nankabirwa, Victoria (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: Skilled birth attendants must be competent to provide prompt resuscitation to save newborn lives at birth. Both knowledge and skills (competence) decline with time after training but the optimal duration for ...
    • 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 ...