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Pharyngeal pressure in preterm infants receiving nasal continuous positive airway pressure.
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PMID:  15613585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pharyngeal pressures in 11 preterm infants, receiving binasal Hudson prong continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) pressurised by bubbling bottles, were measured. The mean (95% confidence interval) pressure drop from the prongs to the pharynx was 3.2 (2.6 to 3.7) cm H(2)O with mouths open and 2.2 (1.6 to 2.8) cm H(2)O with mouths closed. Mouth closure augments CPAP transmission.
A G De Paoli; R Lau; P G Davis; C J Morley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-22     Completed Date:  2005-01-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F79-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pressure
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods
Jaw / physiopathology
Pharynx / physiopathology*

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