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High-flow nasal cannula: transient fashion or new method of non-invasive ventilatory assistance?
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PMID:  22958022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Respiratory failure in the premature infants remains a difficult challenge. An alternative to the use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) as a non-invasive modality to support respiratory distress in premature infants has been the recent introduction of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) devices in many neonatal units. There has been increased use of HFNC presumably because of anecdotal reports and experience that it is easy to use, and well tolerated by the infants, while experiencing decreased nasal septumerosion. The paucity of evidenceregarding its efficacy and safety, would support a caution approach to the use of HFNC. Particularconcern hasfocused on the imprecise regulation and generation of pressure that may occur at higher flows especially in the smallest of infants.
F Mosca; M Colnaghi; M Agosti; M Fumagalli
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  25 Suppl 4     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
NICU, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Università degli Studi di Milano , Milan , Italy.
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