Non-invasive respiratory support in pre-term neonates and pediatric patients with respiratory failure

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Abstract

Ventilation is one of the most expensive therapies in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) [1] and a considerable morbidity is associated with its use. The cost of the treatment of preterm neonates, infants and children with respiratory failure, who require mechanical ventilation, is extremely expensive and increases with the length of stay [2]. Moreover, the financial burden caused from respiratory morbidity for preterm infants who subsequently develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) should also be noted. This expense largely reflects nursing and respiratory therapist time, which may be much less in different health care systems worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages400-414
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0387301569, 9780387301563
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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