Vascular air embolism: A rare complication of nasal CPAP
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AbstractA preterm infant developed bilateral tension pneumothoraces and extensive vascular air embolism 6 h after being commenced on nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Neonatal clinicians should be aware that catastrophic vascular air embolism could occur in infants receiving nasal CPAP, a modality of respiratory support conventionally considered noninvasive and 'safe'.
All Author(s) ListWong W, Fok TF, Ng PC, Chui KM, To KF
Journal nameJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Detailed description(Abstracts from the 9th Asian Congress of Paediatrics).
Volume Number33
Issue Number5
Pages444 - 445
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsnasal CPAP; neonate; vascular air embolism
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPediatrics; PEDIATRICS

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