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Pharyngeal pressure value using two continuous positive airway pressure devices
  1. M Colnaghi,
  2. P G Matassa,
  3. M Fumagalli,
  4. D Messina,
  5. F Mosca
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    NICU-Fondazione IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Universitè degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
  1. Professor F Mosca, NICU-Fondazione IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Via della Commenda 12, 20122 Milan, Italy; fabio.mosca{at}unimi.it

Abstract

The aim of the study was to measure the difference between the set continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) value and the pharyngeal pressure reading during CPAP in premature infants with mild respiratory distress syndrome, using two different devices: hood CPAP and the conventional nasal system. The preliminary results suggest that hood CPAP may produce more stable pharyngeal pressure than the conventional nasal device.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Parental/guardian informed consent was obtained for publication of fig 1.

  • Patient consent: Ethics approval was obtained.

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