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Title: Protocol for administering continuous positive airway pressure in neonates.
Authors: Sankar, M Jeeva
Sankar, Jhuma
Agarwal, Ramesh
Paul, Vinod K
Deorari, Ashok K
Issue Date: 24-May-2008
Citation: Sankar MJ, Sankar J, Agarwal R, Paul VK, Deorari AK. Protocol for administering continuous positive airway pressure in neonates. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2008 May; 75(5): 471-8
Abstract: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a simple, inexpensive and gentle mode of respiratory support in preterm very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. It helps by preventing the alveolar collapse and increasing the functional residual capacity of the lungs. Since it results in less ventilator induced lung injury than mechanical ventilation, it should theoretically reduce the incidence of chronic lung disease in VLBW infants. Various devices have been used for CPAP generation and delivery. The relative merits and demerits of these devices and the guidelines for CPAP therapy in neonates are discussed in this protocol.
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