This text analyses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and control of respiratory disorders in the newborn infant. It explores the mechanisms, patterns and factors influencing respiratory activity and dysfunction, as well as the aetiology, management and evaluation of conditions such as respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, airway disorders, and congenital hypoventilation syndromes.
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Respiratory control in the newly born infant - comparative physiology and clinical disorders; gasping and autoresuscitation; ontogeny of upper and lower airway innervation; chemical control of breathing from the foetus through the newborn period; upper airway muscle control during development; developmental trend of sleep characteristics in premature and full-term newborns; metabolic and ventilatory interaction in the newborn; respiratory control disorders - an overview; cardiorespiratory monitoring in the NICU; periodic breathing.
Oommen P. Mathew