CPAP improves respiratory and survival rates in children in Ghana

20:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings from the trial in Ghana indicated that the procedure especially benefited children less than one year of age, confirmed that no serious adverse events were associated with the treatment, and is a step forward in treating children with respiratory distress in resource-limited settings.

Original Article: CPAP improves respiratory and survival rates in children in Ghana


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