Bubble CPAP - a primary respiratory support for respiratory distress syndrome in newborns

Indian Pediatr. 2009 May;46(5):409-11. Epub 2009 Jan 1.


In preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), the application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is associated with benefits in terms of reduced respiratory failure and reduced mortality. We conducted this prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of bubble-CPAP as primary mode of respiratory support. Bubble CPAP was found to be safe and effective means of treating mild and moderate grade RDS, it was also observed to be more successful in babies born to mothers who had received antenatal steroids.

MeSH terms

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / instrumentation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / methods*
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy*
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Severity of Illness Index