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Pharyngeal pressure in preterm infants receiving nasal continuous positive airway pressure
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    Use of chin straps to achieve active mouth closure in preterm neonates.

    Dear Editor,

    I read with great interest the article "Pharyngeal pressure in preterm infants receiving nasal CPAP" by AG De Paoli et al. in the January 2005 issue of ADC Fetal and Neonatal edition. It is a well designed study assessing the transmission of applied CPAP to the upper airway by employing active mouth closure.

    In the study, active mouth closure was achieved by gentle pressure to the chin by...

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