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Mask ventilation in the early management of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
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    Caution regarding the early use of mask ventilation in Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
    • Jane L. Heraghty, Paediatric Respiratory Research Fellow
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      • John Henderson, Tom N. Hilliard, Hayley Smith, and Peter Fleming

    We welcome the publication in ADC of the recent article by Pavanasam et al (Archives of Disease in Childhood 2008) (1), which highlights some of the challenges in providing ventilation support for children and infants with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS). However we are anxious that readers may mistake the enthusiasm of this group for mask ventilation as evidence that it is superior to other modalities...

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