Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: The Light that Really does Keep Monster from Baby Away

Ravi Ambey, Priya Gogia


Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a simple, inexpensive and gentle mode of respiratory support in preterm very low birth weight infants. Various devices have been used for CPAP generation and delivery. In resource limited settings, bubble CPAP is an effective and inexpensive way to provide respiratory support that appears to be at least as good as the respiratory support generated by the far more expensive equipment. The simplicity and low cost makes it an attractive option in resource poor setups. Simple intervention can result in a significant decline in neonatal mortality in hospitals with limited resources.

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