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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-143

Noninvasive ventilation: Systematic approach and new perspectives for preterm infants


1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Matern-fetal Department, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti” of Foggia, Italy
2 Division of Neonatology, Department for the Protection of Women's Health and the Nascent Life, Child and Adolescent, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Gianfranco Maffei
Unit Therapy Intensive Neonatal, A.O.U “Ospedali Riuniti”, No. 1, Luigi Pinto Street, 71122 Foggia
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_121_16

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Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) refers to the delivery of ventilatory support through nasal prongs/mask. NIV, associated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure, representing the main method to improve the functional residual capacity in the newborn (at term or preterm) avoiding invasive actions such as tracheal intubation.


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