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Minerva Pediatrica 2020 February;72(1):60-4

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.18.04822-3

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Current views of complications associated with neonatal ventilation

Gang LIU 1, Hongwei WU 1, Zhenguang LI 2

1 Department of Neonatology, Xunzhou Children’s Hospital, Xuzhou, China; 2 Xuzho Children’s Hospital, Xuzhou, China



Infants born prematurely require external respiratory support device like ventilation for the purpose of life saving. However, these ventilation machines have complications that sometimes unfortunately result in morbidity. New ventilation techniques have been developed to prevent morbidity, but have yet to be fully evaluated. The present review article would discuss current aspects of this life saving gear especially for pediatric patients in clinical setting. Besides basic ventilation apparatus, advancements in the filed like proportional assist ventilation, volume targeted ventilation would be discussed.


KEY WORDS: Complications; Infant, low birth weight; Interactive ventilatory support

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