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Minerva Anestesiologica 2009 December;75(12):750-3

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Long-term use of neonatal helmet-CPAP: a case report

Doglioni N. 1, Micaglio M. 2, Zanardo V. 1, Trevisanuto D. 1

1 Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy; 2 Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, Medical School, Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy


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In a recent short-term physiological study, we demonstrated a new continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system (neonatal helmet-CPAP) that could be a feasible device for managing preterm infants needing continuous distending pressure with better tolerability than nasal-CPAP. However, its application for a long-term period has never been reported in neonates. Here, we describe the use of neonatal helmet-CPAP in a neonate with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Twenty minutes after neonatal helmet-CPAP placement, the baseline post-ductal tcSaO2 (66%) and alveolar-arterial gradient O2 improved from 66% and 648 mmHg to 100% and 465 mmHg, respectively. The neonatal helmet-CPAP was applied for 48 hours and was well-tolerated by the patient without complications. Long-term use of neonatal helmet-CPAP appears feasible and well-tolerated. Comparative trials are needed.

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