Sustainable use of continuous positive airway pressure in extremely preterm infants during the first week after delivery.


BACKGROUND Early use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) may reduce lung damage, but it is not clear how many extremely preterm infants can be cared for without mechanical ventilation on the first days after delivery. OBJECTIVES To describe our experience of nCPAP in infants born at <27 weeks' gestation and to determine the chance of… (More)