Duration of continuous positive airway pressure in premature infants.

TitleDuration of continuous positive airway pressure in premature infants.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBamat NA, Jensen EA, Kirpalani H
JournalSemin Fetal Neonatal Med
Date Published2016 06
KeywordsContinuous Positive Airway Pressure, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been used for respiratory support in premature infants for more than 40 years and is now a cornerstone of modern neonatal care. Clinical research on CPAP has primarily focused on understanding which devices and pressure sources best implement this therapy. In contrast, less research has examined the optimal duration over which CPAP is administered. We review this aspect of CPAP therapy.

Alternate JournalSemin Fetal Neonatal Med
PubMed ID26948885
PubMed Central IDPMC4902733
Grant ListT32 HD060550 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States