Table 1

PPHN of different aetiologies in 16 neonates studied

Case NoGestational age (weeks)Birthweight (g)DiagnosisVentilationMean airway pressure (H2O)
1352850RDS, PPHNHFOV16
2341960RDS, PPHNHFOV15
3352280RDS, pneumothorax, PPHNHFOV12
4321470CDH, myelominingocele, PPHNHFOV12.3
5332695Non-immune hydrops, PPHNHFOV11.4
6383600Asphyxia, PPHNHFOV16.4
7393920CDH, PPHNHFOV10
8424000Asphyxia, MAS, PPHNHFOV12
9332180RDS, PPHNSIMV9
10342860Trisomy 21, non-immune hydrops, PPHNSIMV7.5
11342780Trisomy 21, PPHNOxygen
12402150Trisomy 21, PPHNOxygen
1337214046 XY (3p-), PPHNOxygen
14404230Septicaemia, PPHNOxygen
15352200RDS, PPHNOxygen
16403990Asphyxia, PPHNOxygen
  • RDS = respiratory distress syndrome; CDH = congenital diaphragmatic hernia; MAS = meconium aspiration syndrome; HFOV = high frequency oscillation ventilation; SIMV = synchronised intermittent mandatory ventilation