Optimizing lung aeration at birth using a sustained inflation and positive pressure ventilation in preterm rabbits

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Background:A sustained inflation (SI) facilitates lung aeration, but the most effective pressure and duration are unknown. We investigated the effect of gestational age (GA) and airway liquid volume on the required inflation pressure and SI duration.Methods:Rabbit kittens were delivered at 27, 29, and 30 d gestation, intubated and airway liquid was… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2016.59

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