Infants with bronchiolitis who are treated with high-flow oxygen therapy are less likely to require increased care when compared with infants who receive standard oxygen therapy, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
“The hallmark of severe bronchiolitis is small airway inflammation resulting in hypoxemia, hypercarbia and increased work of breathing, all of which respond to the provision of positive pressure,” Donna Franklin, BN, MBA, from the Pediatric Critical Care Research Group in the Center for Children’s Health Research at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Australia, and colleagues wrote. “However, respiratory support involving continuous positive airway pressure, intubation and mechanical ventilation has traditionally been restricted to the intensive care setting.”
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