Continuous positive airway pressure and conventional mechanical ventilation in the treatment of meconium aspiration syndrome

@article{Goldsmith2008ContinuousPA,
  title={Continuous positive airway pressure and conventional mechanical ventilation in the treatment of meconium aspiration syndrome},
  author={Jay P. Goldsmith},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={S49-S55}
}
Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a complex syndrome that ranges in severity from mild respiratory distress to severe respiratory failure, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and sometimes death. Understanding of the syndrome's complicated pathophysiology will help determine the appropriate treatment strategy, including the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) and other therapies. Approximately 30 to 50% of infants… CONTINUE READING