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Oral continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) following nasal injury in a preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20231219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Non-invasive respiratory support is increasingly popular but is associated with complications including nasal trauma. The present report describes a novel method of oral continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) delivery in an extremely premature infant with severe nasal septum erosion. The distal end of a cut down endotracheal tube was passed through a small hole made in the teat of a dummy (infant pacifier) and sutured in place. The dummy was secured in the infant's mouth and CPAP was delivered to the pharynx. The device was well tolerated and the infant was successfully managed using this technique for 48 days, avoiding endotracheal intubation and ventilation.
Authors:
H R Carlisle; C O F Kamlin; L S Owen; P G Davis; C J Morley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-16     Completed Date:  2010-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F142-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Neonatal Services, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Hazel.Carlisle@act.gov.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / methods
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Nasal Septum / injuries*
Positive-Pressure Respiration / adverse effects*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy*

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