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Anesthesia for the Ex-Premature Infant

  • J. M. Badgwell
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 30)

Abstract

Because of an increased survival rate in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), more and more “ex-preemies” are presenting to the operating room for surgical procedures. Remember that the premature infant is defined as being less than 37 weeks gestational age. Therefore, an “ex-preemie” by definition has now reached greater than 37 weeks conceptual age. This discussion will consider the anesthetic management of premature, as well as ex-premature, infants.

Keywords

Preterm Infant Minimum Alveolar Concentration Peak Inspiratory Pressure Breathing Circuit Bain Circuit 
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