Differences in respiratory parameters during continuous positive airway pressure and pressure support ventilation in infants and children.

The extubation criteria of pressure support ventilation (PSV) in infants and children were not yet established. We studied the differences in respiratory parameters during continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) using a constant flow type ventilator and PSV using a demand valve type ventilator. Nineteen children (1.9+/-2.9 years old) who were ready to… (More)