Gastro-oesophageal reflux increases the number of apnoeas in very preterm infants.

  title={Gastro-oesophageal reflux increases the number of apnoeas in very preterm infants.},
  author={Luigi Tommaso Corvaglia and Daniele Zama and Stefano Gualdi and Marianna Ferlini and Arianna Aceti and Giacomo Faldella},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={94 3},
OBJECTIVE To document the existence of a relationship between apnoea of prematurity (AOP) and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants. SETTING Neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS Twenty-six preterm infants (gestational age < or =32 weeks) with recurrent apnoeas. INTERVENTION Simultaneous and synchronised recording of polysomnography and pH-impedance monitoring (pH-MII). Polysomnography detects and characterises apnoeas, by recording of breathing movement, nasal airflow… CONTINUE READING


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