Inflating Pressures for Effective Resuscitation of Preterm Infants

Early Hum Dev. 1991 Jul;26(1):69-72. doi: 10.1016/0378-3782(91)90045-5.


The magnitude of inflating pressure necessary for effective resuscitation was examined in 70 preterm infants. The median pressure to cause adequate chest wall expansion was 22.8 cmH2O; no infant required a peak inflating pressure greater than 30 cmH2O. No further increase in inflation pressure was used during resuscitation and the median 5- and 10-min Apgar scores were 8 and 9, respectively.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Pressure
  • Respiration, Artificial / methods
  • Resuscitation / methods*