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Title: Apnea in the newborn.
Authors: Aggarwal, R
Singhal, A
Deorari, A K
Paul, V K
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2001
Citation: Aggarwal R, Singhal A, Deorari AK, Paul VK. Apnea in the newborn. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2001 Oct; 68(10): 959-62
Abstract: Apnea, defined as cessation of breathing resulting in pathological changes in heart rate and oxygen saturation, is a common occurrence in sick neonates. Apnea is a common manifestation of various etiologies in sick neonates. In preterm children it may be related to the immaturity of the central nervous system. Secondary causes of apnea should be excluded before a diagnosis of apnea of prematurity is made. Methylaxanthines and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure form the mainstay of treatment of apnea in neonates. Mechanical ventilation is reserved for apnea resistant to above therapy. An approach to the management of apnea in neonates has been described.
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Appears in Collections:Indian Journal of Pediatrics

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