Article Text

other Versions

Download PDFPDF
Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in the preterm neonate: reducing endotrauma and the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
  1. Alastair Hutchison (ahutchi2{at}
  1. University of South Florida, United States
    1. Simon Bignall (s.bignall{at}
    1. St. Mary's Hospital, London, UK, United Kingdom


      Forty years after its initial description, the clinical definition of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) has changed but its etiology and therapy are still debated. 1, 2 The incidence of BPD is greatest in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants < 28 weeks gestation. 1 A decrease in BPD severity has accompanied advances in care, including surfactant therapy but primary prevention of BPD by avoiding premature birth remains elusive. Targets for decreasing the incidence of BPD include reducing oxygen exposure, avoiding lung infection / inflammation and avoiding ventilator induced lung injury.

      • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
      • neonatal intensive care
      • noninvasive
      • respiration, artificial

      Statistics from

      Request Permissions

      If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.