Nasal CPAP for neonates: what do we know in 2003?

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2003 May;88(3):F168-72. doi: 10.1136/fn.88.3.f168.


Despite the acknowledged clinical usefulness of nasal CPAP, uncertainties regarding aspects of its application remain. Clinical indications for the application of nasal CPAP vary greatly between institutions. Furthermore, defining the optimal nasal CPAP system is complicated by the multiplicity of nasal CPAP devices and techniques available to the clinician. This review aims to identify what we know about nasal CPAP and what important questions remain.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Laryngeal Masks
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / instrumentation
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / methods*
  • Posture
  • Respiration Disorders / therapy*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy
  • Risk Factors
  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Ventilators, Mechanical