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Mechanical ventilatory support in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18449134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large proportion of premature infants presents with acute respiratory failure after birth and require mechanical ventilatory support. In addition to conventional mechanical ventilation, an increasing number of these infants are currently supported by newer modes including synchronized, volume targeted and noninvasive mechanical ventilation. While these new modes have improved weaning from mechanical ventilation they have not had a consistent impact on respiratory outcome or other morbidities. This is a review of the different modes of invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation used to support premature infants with respiratory failure.
N Claure; E Bancalari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-01     Completed Date:  2008-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller Schoolof Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / methods
High-Frequency Ventilation / methods
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
Intensive Care, Neonatal
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation / methods
Respiration, Artificial / methods*
Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Ventilator Weaning

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