Apnea of infancy
An unexplained episode of cessation of breathing for 20 seconds or longer or a shorter respiratory pause associated with bradycardia, cyanosis, pallor, and/or marked ...
Immaturity of respiratory control is the primary cause for AOP, but many coexisting factors can potentiate or worsen apnea.
Apnea of infancy is uncommon and should warrant a thorough e...
Avoid extreme flexion or extension of neck.
Provide stable thermoneutral environment.
Methylxanthines (caffeine cit...
Infants born before 37 weeks should pass a car seat test prior to discharge after birth.
Caregivers should be instructed on back-to-sleep, crib safety measure, and...
Di Fiore JM, Martin RJ, Gauda EB. Apnea of prematurity—perfect storm. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013;189(2):213–222. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
Di Fiore JM, Poets CF, Gaud...
770.81 Primary apnea of newborn
770.82 Other apnea of newborn
327.21 Primary central sleep apnea
327.23 Obstructive sleep apnea (adult)(pediatric)
P28.4 Other apnea of newborn
Q: Should infants on caffeine for AOP be discharged home?
A: It is not universal practice that infants with AOP are discharged home on caffeine and home monitoring. It is more common to discharge t...
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