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Neonatal Apnoea

Neonatal Apnoea - Causes and Risk Factors

Premature infants have immature respiratory centres, weak respiratory muscles, poor response to decreased oxygen levels in the body and poor protective reflexes. Other risk factors include infants with neurologic disorders, systemic infections, low body temperature, anaemia, low blood glucose levels, necrotizing enterocolitis and even drugs. 

These result in 3 different types of apnoea—central, obstructive and mixed apnoea. 

Neonatal Apnoea - Preparing for surgery

Neonatal Apnoea - Post-surgery care

Neonatal Apnoea - Other Information

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