The use of noninvasive ventilation in the newborn

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Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in the form of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was first introduced for use in newborns in the early 1970s. When mechanical ventilation for infants became available in the late 1970s, the use of CPAP declined. More recently, recognition that exposure to mechanical ventilation significantly increases a premature infant's risk for developing chronic lung disease has resulted in renewed interest in the use of NIV.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNoninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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