Effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of bronchomalacia in infants: a bronchoscopic documentation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was used to treat severe respiratory distress in four infants with bronchomalacia. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy diagnosed the area of bronchomalacia, documented the effects of CPAP on the airway, and helped determine an effective level of CPAP. CPAP immediately decreased respiratory distress, and was correlated with improved airway patency in the formerly collapsed airways. All four infants, including three who had required prolonged mechanical ventilation, maintained spontaneous ventilation on CPAP.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, RW; Pollack, MM; Murphy, TM; Fink, RJ

Published Date

  • February 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 125 - 127

PubMed ID

  • 3510811

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-3493

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003246-198602000-00009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States