Continuous positive airway pressure and mechanical ventilation by facemask in newborn infants.


During a nine-month period 24 newborn infants were treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or mechanical ventilation delivered through a facemask. The mask was held in place in a way that minimised trauma and distortion of the head. The median birth weight of the infants was 1096 g and their median gestational age 29 weeks. The usual reason… (More)


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