Journal Article

Brief report. Predictors of failure of nasal continuous positive airway pressure in treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome

NY Boo, AL Zuraidah, NL Lim and MA Zulfiqar

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 46, issue 3, pages 172-175
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/46.3.172
Brief report. Predictors of failure of nasal continuous positive airway pressure in treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome

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A case-control study was carried out on 97 consecutive preterm (<37 weeks) infants to determine predictors associated with failure of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Logistic regression analysis showed that only three risk factors were significantly associated with failed CPAP. These were: moderate or severe RDS (odds ratio: 5.9; 95 per cent confidence interval (CI): 2.2-16.0); septicemia during CPAP therapy (OR: 8.8; 95 per cent: CI 1.5-50.7); and pneumothorax during CPAP therapy (odds ratio: 6.9; 95 per cent: CI 1.1-41.7).

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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