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Nasal continuous positive airway pressure: Does bubbling improve gas exchange?
journal contributionposted on 2005-07-01, 00:00 authored by C J Morley, Rosalind Lau, A De Paoli, P G Davis
In a randomised crossover trial, 26 babies, treated with Hudson prong continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) from a bubbling bottle, received vigorous, high amplitude, or slow bubbling for 30 minutes. Pulse oximetry, transcutaneous carbon dioxide, and respiratory rate were recorded. The bubbling rates had no effect on carbon dioxide, oxygenation, or respiratory rate.