Assisted respiration in the treatment of neonatal tetanus.


Conservative management of severe tetanus neonatorum is attended by a very high mortality (Tompkins, 1958; Wright, 1960a; Adams, Holloway, and Thambiran, 1964). Tracheostomy in addition to sedation has not been successful in preventing respiratory failure, which necessitated mechanical ventilation (IPPV) in about 90% of the patients described by Holloway… (More)


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