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Dongmei Lu, Nanfang Li, Xiaoguang Yao, Ling Zhou
Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a complex chronic inflammatory respiratory disease with multiple pathogenic factors and high morbidity and mortality. Serum levels of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), and surfactant protein D (SPD) were investigated in OSAHS patients, to determine their clinical significance and correlation with the pathogenesis. Patients were classified into a mild and moderate OSAHS group (n = 25) and severe OSAHS group (n = 33). Twenty healthy patients served as a control group...
October 18, 2016: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Daniele Ottinger, Jamie Hicks, Sarah Wilson, Kim Sperber, Keely Power
BACKGROUND: Premature infants have an increased risk for developing skin breakdown. Perceivably noninvasive interventions may have detrimental effects on the infant's skin. PURPOSE: This case presentation describes an extreme case of nasal breakdown associated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). METHODS: Highlighted is the vital importance of proper placement, along with appropriate apparatus size, in the efforts to prevent skin breakdown...
October 7, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
M E Mowitz, J A F Zupancic, D Millar, H Kirpalani, J S Gaulton, R S Roberts, W Mao, D Dukhovny
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of nasal continuous positive pressure (nCPAP) compared with nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) in the context of the reported randomized clinical trial. STUDY DESIGN: Using patient-level data from the clinical trial, we undertook a prospectively planned economic evaluation. We measured costs, from a third-party payer perspective in all patients, and from a societal perspective in a subgroup with a time horizon through the earlier of discharge, death or 44 weeks post-menstrual age...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Chien-Yi Chen, An-Kuo Chou, Yu-Lien Chen, Hung-Chieh Chou, Po-Nien Tsao, Wu-Shiun Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) therapy is widely used in neonates, but the clinical practice varies. However, nursing practice differs among individuals, and an inappropriate application method may delay the respiratory therapy, influence the beneficial effect of NCPAP, and increase complications. We introduced a quality improvement project to expedite the application of NCPAP therapy and decrease the incidence of nasal trauma. METHODS: A new strategy of mobile NCPAP cart with prepacked fixation kits and a written protocol was implemented from April 2006...
July 26, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Giovanni Vento, Roberta Pastorino, Luca Boni, Francesco Cota, Virgilio Carnielli, Filip Cools, Carlo Dani, Fabio Mosca, Jane Pillow, Graeme Polglase, Paolo Tagliabue, Anton H van Kaam, Maria Luisa Ventura, Milena Tana, Chiara Tirone, Claudia Aurilia, Alessandra Lio, Cinzia Ricci, Alessandro Gambacorta, Chiara Consigli, Danila D'Onofrio, Camilla Gizzi, Luca Massenzi, Viviana Cardilli, Alessandra Casati, Roberto Bottino, Federica Pontiggia, Elena Ciarmoli, Stefano Martinelli, Laura Ilardi, Mariarosa Colnaghi, Piero Giuseppe Matassa, Valentina Vendettuoli, Paolo Villani, Francesca Fusco, Diego Gazzolo, Alberto Ricotti, Federica Ferrero, Ilaria Stasi, Rosario Magaldi, Gianfranco Maffei, Giuseppe Presta, Roberto Perniola, Francesco Messina, Giovanna Montesano, Chiara Poggi, Lucio Giordano, Enza Roma, Carolina Grassia, Gaetano Ausanio, Fabrizio Sandri, Giovanna Mescoli, Francesco Giura, Giampaolo Garani, Agostina Solinas, Maria Lucente, Gabriella Nigro, Antonello Del Vecchio, Flavia Petrillo, Luigi Orfeo, Lidia Grappone, Lorenzo Quartulli, Antonio Scorrano, Hubert Messner, Alex Staffler, Giancarlo Gargano, Eleonora Balestri, Stefano Nobile, Caterina Cacace, Valerio Meli, Sara Dallaglio, Betta Pasqua, Loretta Mattia, Eloisa Gitto, Marcello Vitaliti, Maria Paola Re, Stefania Vedovato, Alessandra Grison, Alberto Berardi, Francesco Torcetta, Isotta Guidotti, Sandra di Fabio, Eugenia Maranella, Isabella Mondello, Stefano Visentin, Francesca Tormena
BACKGROUND: Although beneficial in clinical practice, the INtubate-SURfactant-Extubate (IN-SUR-E) method is not successful in all preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome, with a reported failure rate ranging from 19 to 69 %. One of the possible mechanisms responsible for the unsuccessful IN-SUR-E method, requiring subsequent re-intubation and mechanical ventilation, is the inability of the preterm lung to achieve and maintain an "optimal" functional residual capacity. The importance of lung recruitment before surfactant administration has been demonstrated in animal studies showing that recruitment leads to a more homogeneous surfactant distribution within the lungs...
2016: Trials
Anna Lavizzari, Mariarosa Colnaghi, Francesca Ciuffini, Chiara Veneroni, Stefano Musumeci, Ivan Cortinovis, Fabio Mosca
Importance: Heated, humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) has gained increasing popularity as respiratory support for newborn infants thanks to ease of use and improved patient comfort. However, its role as primary therapy for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of prematurity needs to be further elucidated by large, randomized clinical trials. Objective: To determine whether HHHFNC provides respiratory support noninferior to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) or bilevel nCPAP (BiPAP) as a primary approach to RDS in infants older than 28 weeks' gestational age (GA)...
August 8, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Daniel Klotz, Christoph Schaefer, Dimitra Stavropoulou, Hans Fuchs, Stefan Schumann
OBJECTIVE: Nasal high frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) is a promising mode of non-invasive neonatal respiratory support. To combine the effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) and high frequency oscillatory ventilation, an oscillatory pressure waveform is superposed to a nCPAP via a nasal or nasopharyngeal interface. nHFOV has been described to facilitate carbon dioxide (CO2 ) elimination compared to nCPAP. The influence of unintended leakage on CO2 elimination has not been investigated in nHFOV before...
August 15, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Lina Kurdahi Badr, Mirvat Hasan Zeineddine, Hanan Abbas, Lama Charafeddine
PURPOSE: To determine if a foam septum protector prevents nasal injury in preterm infants receiving nasal heated humidified oxygen. DESIGN: A retrospective before and after comparative design was used. SAMPLE: Medical records of 101 preterm infants receiving either nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) or nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) were reviewed; 50 were in the control group and 51 were in the intervention group that had the NeoSeal septum protector applied...
2016: Neonatal Network: NN
Shih-Hsin Wang, Jyun-You Liou, Chien-Yi Chen, Hung-Chieh Chou, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Po-Nien Tsao
BACKGROUND: Although antenatal steroids and early use nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) have significantly improved outcomes of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, intubation with ventilator support is still commonly required in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. The optimal timing of extubation in ELBW infants remains unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all ELBW preterm infants who were admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from January 2009 to December 2013...
June 7, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Wen-Qing Kang, Bang-Li Xu, Da-Peng Liu, Yao-Dong Zhang, Jing Guo, Zhao-Hui Li, Yan-Juan Zhou, Hong Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of heated humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in preterm infants aged 26-31(+6) weeks with respiratory distress syndrome after ventilator weaning. METHODS: A total of 161 preterm infants were randomly divided into two groups after ventilator weaning: HHHFNC treatment (n=79) and nCPAP treatment (n=82). The two groups were subdivided into 26-28(+6) weeks and 29-31+6 weeks groups according to the gestational age...
June 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Tahereh Esmaeilnia, Fatemeh Nayeri, Roya Taheritafti, Mamak Shariat, Faezeh Moghimpour-Bijani
BACKGROUND: Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is one of the most common diseases in neonates admitted to NICU. For this important cause of morbidity and mortality in preterm neonates, several treatment methods have been used. To date, non-invasive methods are preferred due to fewer complications. OBJECTIVES: Herein, two non-invasive methods of ventilation support are compared: NCPAP vs. NIPPV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a randomized clinical trial...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Yoshikazu Takaesu, Satoru Tsuiki, Mina Kobayashi, Yoko Komada, Hideaki Nakayama, Yuichi Inoue
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Positional obstructive sleep apnea (P-OSA) is a clinically common phenotype of OSA, which can be treated effectively with mandibular advancement devices (MADs). We hypothesized that the efficacy of an MAD is comparable to that of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in P-OSA patients. METHODS: Among patients diagnosed with OSA at a single sleep center from January 2008 to May 2014, male subjects with moderate OSA were recruited and stringently categorized as having P-OSA when the ratio of their lateral apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) to supine AHI was ≤ 0...
2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
David E White, Jim Bartley, Muhammad Shakeel, Roy J Nates, Robin K S Hankin
The nasal cycle, through variation in nasal airflow partitioning, allows the upper airway to accommodate the contrasting demands of air conditioning and removal of entrapped air contaminants. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) breathing has on both nasal airflow partitioning and nasal geometry. Using a custom-made nasal mask, twenty healthy participants had the airflow in each naris measured during normal nasal breathing followed by nCPAP breathing...
June 14, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Rodolfo Soca, Joseph C Keenan, Carlos H Schenck
Sleep-related abnormal sexual behaviors (sexsomnia) are classified as a subtype of NREM sleep parasomnias. Sexsomnia has been reported as part of parasomnia overlap disorder (POD) in two other patients. We present the case of a 42-year-old male patient with video-polysomnography (vPSG) documented POD. The patient had sleepwalking, sleep-related eating, confusional arousals, sexsomnia, sleeptalking, and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). Confusional arousals and RBD were documented during the vPSG. This case had the added complexity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) playing a role in sleepwalking and sleep related eating, with good response to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP)...
2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Carlo Dani
Although surfactant is the most studied drug in the preterm infant, the best criteria for treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) with surfactant have been not extensively investigated. We assessed the criteria used for deciding the rescue surfactant treatment of preterm infants with RDS in combination with nasal continuous positive airway pressure as reported by the main recent randomized controlled trials. We evaluated 10 studies and found that the criteria chosen for administering selective surfactant were very heterogeneous, different types and doses of surfactant were used, and this limits their applicability in the clinical practice...
August 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Nigel Fleeman, James Mahon, Vickie Bates, Rumona Dickson, Yenal Dundar, Kerry Dwan, Laura Ellis, Eleanor Kotas, Marty Richardson, Prakesh Shah, Ben Nj Shaw
BACKGROUND: Respiratory problems are one of the most common causes of morbidity in preterm infants and may be treated with several modalities for respiratory support such as nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) or nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation. The heated humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) is gaining popularity in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To address the clinical effectiveness of HHHFNC compared with usual care for preterm infants we systematically reviewed the evidence of HHHFNC with usual care following ventilation (the primary analysis) and with no prior ventilation (the secondary analysis)...
April 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Sudarshan R Jadcherla, Kathryn A Hasenstab, Swetha Sitaram, Brian J Clouse, Jonathan L Slaughter, Reza Shaker
The pharynx is a locus of provocation among infants with aerodigestive morbidities manifesting as dysphagia, life-threatening events, aspiration-pneumonia, atelectasis, and reflux, and such infants often receive nasal respiratory support. We determined the impact of different oxygen delivery methods on pharyngeal stimulation-induced aerodigestive reflexes [room air (RA), nasal cannula (NC), and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP)] while hypothesizing that the sensory motor characteristics of putative reflexes are distinct...
June 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Zhe Pan, Xianghua Zhuang, Xiaobo Li, Shaoyi Huang, Liang Zhang, Fuchen Lou, Shihong Chen, Yihong Ni
Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a commonly-diagnosed chronic sleep disorder. It is considered to be an important independent risk factor in the development of insulin resistance (IR). Patients with OSAHS exhibit a variety of metabolic disorders, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. Visceral adipose tissue-derived serpin (vaspin) is an adipokine that is considered to be a link between obesity and IR. The present study aimed to evaluate the levels of plasma vaspin in patients with OSAHS and examine their potential correlation with sleep characteristics...
March 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Mei Yu, Jin-Hua Huang, Rong Zhu, Xu-Zhong Zhang, Wan-Yun Wu, Xiao-Hong Wen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of caffeine citrate treatment on early pulmonary function in preterm infants with apnea. METHODS: Forty preterm infants with apnea were randomly divided into aminophylline treatment group (20 infants) and caffeine citrate treatment group (20 infants). When the preterm infants experienced apnea after birth, they were given aminophylline or caffeine citrate in addition to assisted ventilation with continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP)...
March 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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