Innovative neonatal ventilation and meconium aspiration syndrome.

  title={Innovative neonatal ventilation and meconium aspiration syndrome.},
  author={Vinod K Bhutani and Ranjit S. Chima and Emidio Sivieri},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={70 5},
Respiratory failure remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal population. Infants with hypoxemic respiratory failure because of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), and pneumonia/sepsis have a potential for increased survival with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Other treatment options previously limited to inotropic support, conventional ventilatory management, respiratory alkalosis, paralysis and… CONTINUE READING
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