Infant Nasal Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Resource-Limited Settings

Andrew G. Smith, Eric D. McCollum

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Respiratory disease, including pneumonia, is the leading cause of mortality in the developing world for children under 5 years of age [1]. Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines address pneumonia by focusing on clinical diagnosis, empirical antibiotic treatment, and oxygen therapy for children who are either hypoxemic or demonstrate clinical signs of respiratory distress [2]. Neither IMCI guidelines nor the World Health Organization’s Hospital Care for Children discusses advanced ventilatory strategies [3]. Thus, evidence supporting the use of noninvasive or invasive ventilation in resource-constrained settings is limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNoninvasive Ventilation in High-Risk Infections and Mass Casualty Events
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783709114964
ISBN (Print)9783709114957
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Bubble CPAP
  • Infant
  • Pneumonia
  • Resource-limited
  • Respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions


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