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Malposition of endotracheal tube: association with pneumothorax in ventilated neonates
  1. Ram Niwas1,
  2. Ali M Nadroo2,
  3. Vesna G Sutija2,
  4. Madhu Gudavalli2,
  5. Pramod Narula2
  1. 1Division of Neonatology, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. 2Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Ram Niwas
    Division of Neonatology, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, 1901 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA; ram_niwas{at}

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The incidence of pneumothorax in neonates has decreased with of use of antenatal steroids in women at risk of preterm delivery, surfactant treatment and new modes of respiratory support.1 We reviewed the records of ventilated neonates with a diagnosis of pneumothorax, born between September 1997 and September 2003, to identify its risk factors. A group of concurrently born, ventilated neonates of same gestation and birth weight who did not have pneumothorax served as the control group. The characteristics studied were positive end …

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