Babita Khetriwal

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Pulmonary hypertension of the newborn occurs in 1.9 per 1000 live births and affected infants are hypoxaemic because of right-to-left shunts through the ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale. Pulmonary hypertension of the newborn may be primary, or secondary to a variety of conditions including intrapartum asphyxia, infection, pulmonary hypoplasia, congenital(More)
BACKGROUND Term newborns can compensate fully for an imposed dead space (tube breathing) by increasing their minute ventilation. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that infants of smoking mothers would have an impaired response to tube breathing. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Perinatal service. PATIENTS Fourteen infants of smoking and 24 infants(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the effects of sleeping position on lung volume and oxygenation are influenced by postmenstrual age (PMA) and oxygen dependency in convalescent prematurely born infants. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary neonatal unit. PATIENTS 41 infants (21 oxygen dependent), median gestational age 28 weeks (range 24-31 weeks)(More)
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