Neonatal abdominal support to address CPAP belly: Two cases report and literature review

Abstract: Gaseous distension of the abdomen from the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the preterm population is of increasing concern for its unintended consequences. Methods to treat and prevent CPAP belly deserve further investigation. An intervention to provide abdominal support to address CPAP belly is presented in these case studies.

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Ginny McGill, PT, DPT, CNT, NTMC, 3200 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508. Tel.: +480 766 0533; E-mail: