Optimising bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for preterm infants

Project: Research

Project Description

The optimal means of providing breathing support to preterm newborn babies is unknown. We do know, however, that the risk of long term lung disease can be minimised by providing support in the form of continuous positive airway pressure ventilation (CPAP); but we understand very little about how CPAP works to support breathing. Our project will provide fundamental information about how the newborn lungs respond to the application of CPAP, using cutting-edge synchrotron imaging techniques.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1231/12/14

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Fisher and Paykel Healthcare: AUD20,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD67,476.00
  • Fisher and Paykel Healthcare