Optimum Levels of CPAP for Tracheal Extubation of Newborn Infants

J Pediatr. 1976 Jul;89(1):109-12. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(76)80942-0.


Arterial oxygen tension and functional residual capacity were studied in 16 intubated, spontaneously breathing newborn infants recovering from respiratory disease. Studies were made at 2 cm H2O continuous positive airway pressure, at zero end expiratory pressure, and following extubation. The study showed that PaO2 and FRC at 2 cm H2O CPAP were the same as observed following extubation, but that both values were significantly lower at ZEEP.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / therapy*
  • Intubation, Intratracheal*
  • Oxygen / blood
  • Partial Pressure
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*


  • Oxygen