Physiologic biomarkers predicting ventilatory instability and hypoxemia in premature infants

  • Kemp, James (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Edwards, Brad (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Carroll, John L. (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

In the USA each year, 500,000 infants are born prematurely. Surfactant treatment that keeps their lungs expanded has markedly improved these babies’ outlook. But because they are immature, their breathing pattern can be irregular, causing them to become low in oxygen, and sometimes their breathing stops for many seconds. This study of over 100 premature infants is designed to develop better tests to identify babies at risk for irregular breathing pattern, and to use the tests to pick better treatments.
Short titleBiomarkers of breathing stability in infants
Effective start/end date1/09/1630/06/21