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Use of nasal mask CPAP instead of tracheostomy for palliative care in two children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7515255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nasal continuous positive airways pressure (nCPAP) is recommended in children for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea which persists following adenotonsillectomy. Nasal CPAP was successfully used in the palliative care of two severely disabled children with upper airway obstruction as an alternative to tracheostomy. Nasal CPAP resulted in the correction of obstructive apnoea in sleep, with the added benefit of sleep consolidation and fewer nocturnal arousals requiring parental attendance. There was also an unexpected benefit of reduced airway problems in the awake state in these children. Nasal CPAP is an effective form of treating upper airway obstruction for palliative care in association with other major disabilities.
K Waters; F Everett; M A Harris; C E Sullivan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-07     Completed Date:  1994-07-07     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
David Read Laboratory, National SIDS Council, Sleep Disorders Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / therapy*
Child, Preschool
Palliative Care*
Positive-Pressure Respiration / instrumentation*,  methods
Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*

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