Journal of General Practice

ISSN: 2329-9126

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Tufail Soomro

Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medial College,

  • Research Article
    Success of Bubble CPAP in Treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Preterm Infants
    Author(s): Tufail Soomro and Shiyam Sunder TikmaniTufail Soomro and Shiyam Sunder Tikmani

    Background: To observe the survival of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with bubble CPAP in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This prospective observational study was conducted in the NICU of Civil hospital Sukkur from 1st July 2013 to 18th August 2015. All consecutively born preterm neonates with gestational age between 27 weeks to 36 weeks of gestation, admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit with respiratory distress are included in the study. These neonates were managed by Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) in combination with surfactant (bovine derivative) via intubation, Surfactant replacement, extubation (INSURE) protocol Success was considered when neonates were clinically stable and required <0.3 FiO2 to maintain oxygen Saturation >90% and PaCO2 <40-45 mmHg. Results: Mean age of enrolled infants was 1.35 ± 0.60 day.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9126.1000264

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