The effects of sleeping position on ventilatory responses to carbon dioxide in premature infants

Adam P R Smith, Tolulope Saiki, Simon Hannam, Gerrard F Rafferty, Anne Greenough

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Abstract

The prone sleeping position, particularly in prematurely born infants, is associated with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome. A possible mechanism is an impaired ability to respond to respiratory compromise. The hypothesis that the ventilatory response to a carbon dioxide (CO(2)) challenge in convalescent, prematurely born infants would be lower in the prone compared with the supine position was therefore tested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-8
Number of pages5
JournalThorax
Volume65
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Functional Residual Capacity
  • Hypercapnia
  • Supine Position
  • Humans
  • Infant Care
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Prone Position
  • Respiratory Mechanics
  • Sleep
  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Carbon Dioxide

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