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J Perinatol. 2009 May;29 Suppl 2:S73-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2009.23.

Neonatal ventilators: how do they differ?

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Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, CS Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0254, USA. smdonnmd@med.umich.edu

Abstract

Remarkable technological advances over the past two decades have brought dramatic changes to the neonatal intensive care unit. Microprocessor-based mechanical ventilation has replaced time-cycled, pressure-limited, intermittent mandatory ventilation with almost limitless options for the management of respiratory failure in the prematurely born infant. Unfortunately, much of the infusion of technology occurred before the establishment of a convincing evidence base. This review focuses on the basic principles of mechanical ventilation, nomenclature and the characteristics of both conventional and high-frequency devices.

PMID:
19399015
DOI:
10.1038/jp.2009.23
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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