Influence of nasopharyngeal CPAP on breathing pattern and incidence of apnoeas in preterm infants.

Abstract

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) applied by endotracheal (ET) tube in the pharynx (nasopharyngeal CPAP, n-CPAP) is widely used for the treatment of mild respiratory distress syndrome and of apnoeas of prematurity. Effects on breathing pattern and on different types of apnoeas are not fully understood. We wanted to know the effect of discontinuing… (More)

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