Apnea of prematurity

Kristi L. Watterberg, Susan Aucott, William E. Benitz, James J. Cummings, Eric C. Eichenwald, Jay Goldsmith, Brenda B. Poindexter, Karen Puopolo, Dan L. Stewart, Kasper S. Wang

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Abstract

Apnea of prematurity is one of the most common diagnoses in the NICU. Despite the frequency of apnea of prematurity, it is unknown whether recurrent apnea, bradycardia, and hypoxemia in preterm infants are harmful. Research into the development of respiratory control in immature animals and preterm infants has facilitated our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of apnea of prematurity. However, the lack of consistent defi nitions, monitoring practices, and consensus about clinical signifi cance leads to signifi cant variation in practice. The purpose of this clinical report is to review the evidence basis for the defi nition, epidemiology, and treatment of apnea of prematurity as well as discharge recommendations for preterm infants diagnosed with recurrent apneic events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20153757
JournalPediatrics
Volume137
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Watterberg, K. L., Aucott, S., Benitz, W. E., Cummings, J. J., Eichenwald, E. C., Goldsmith, J., ... Wang, K. S. (2016). Apnea of prematurity. Pediatrics, 137(1), [e20153757]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-3757

Apnea of prematurity. / Watterberg, Kristi L.; Aucott, Susan; Benitz, William E.; Cummings, James J.; Eichenwald, Eric C.; Goldsmith, Jay; Poindexter, Brenda B.; Puopolo, Karen; Stewart, Dan L.; Wang, Kasper S.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 137, No. 1, e20153757, 01.01.2016.

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Watterberg, KL, Aucott, S, Benitz, WE, Cummings, JJ, Eichenwald, EC, Goldsmith, J, Poindexter, BB, Puopolo, K, Stewart, DL & Wang, KS 2016, 'Apnea of prematurity', Pediatrics, vol. 137, no. 1, e20153757. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-3757
Watterberg KL, Aucott S, Benitz WE, Cummings JJ, Eichenwald EC, Goldsmith J et al. Apnea of prematurity. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan 1;137(1). e20153757. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-3757
Watterberg, Kristi L. ; Aucott, Susan ; Benitz, William E. ; Cummings, James J. ; Eichenwald, Eric C. ; Goldsmith, Jay ; Poindexter, Brenda B. ; Puopolo, Karen ; Stewart, Dan L. ; Wang, Kasper S. / Apnea of prematurity. In: Pediatrics. 2016 ; Vol. 137, No. 1.
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