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Current use of nasal continuous positive airways pressure in neonates
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  1. L Bowe,
  2. P Clarke
  1. Correspondence to:
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD, UK; Lynn.Bowesrht.nhs.uk

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Neonatal applications of nasal continuous positive airways pressure (NCPAP) include prevention of extubation failure,1 apnoea of prematurity,2 and as an alternative to intubation and ventilation in respiratory distress syndrome,3 in very preterm infants,4 and in exacerbations of chronic lung disease. On our neonatal unit we deliver all CPAP using the Infant Flow Driver (IFD) (EME Ltd, Brighton, UK). We were interested in how other units currently use the …

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