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Bubble CPAP must be used with care to avoid harm
  1. A Gunlemez1,
  2. T Isken2
  1. 1
    Department of Neonatology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, 41380 izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey
  2. 2
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, 41380 izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey
  1. A Gunlemez, Department of Neonatology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, 41380 izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey; aylagunlemez{at}yahoo.com

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In models of neonatal care for countries with limited resources, bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be the first type of ventilatory support that is recommended. It is low cost and safe when administered by nurses, which make it ideal for this purpose.1

We would like to report the case of a newborn baby who sustained a pneumothorax secondary to inaccurate use of a bubble CPAP delivery system in a developing country.

A 2820 g female infant was born at 37 weeks’ gestation to a healthy mother by …

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