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Apnea in the premature infant: an overview of causes and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  247373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In summary, apnea of prematurity is both a primary and a secondary disorder--a reflection of CNS immaturity as well as a response to an underlying problem. Premature infants are extremely vulnerable to developing apnea. Close monitoring by the nursing staff and early detection and treatment of apnea and its associated disorders are essential to insure optimal growth and development of these tiny infants.
B Sham; A M Messerly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0029-6465     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-24     Completed Date:  1978-07-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042033     Medline TA:  Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-37     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Neonatal / diagnosis
Anoxia / diagnosis
Apnea / etiology*,  therapy
Body Temperature
Central Nervous System / physiopathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Metabolic Diseases / diagnosis

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