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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 12. No. 2, 2007

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2007;12:86-92

Original Article

The Use of Bubble CPAP in Premature Infants: Local Experience

KM Chan, HB Chan


Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was introduced more than 30 years ago for infants with respiratory distress. With this, there had been reports of decreased incidence of mechanical ventilation and chronic lung disease among the premature, as well as less failure of extubation. This report described how this treatment modality was adopted locally and showed it might be associated with less apnoea among very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants post extubation with improved non-pulmonary outcomes.

Keyword : Apnoea of prematurity; Bubble CPAP; Chronic lung Disease; ELBW babies; VLBW babies

Abstract in Chinese


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