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1. (WO2018068052) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF GASTRIC AIR FROM PREMATURE INFANTS ON NASAL CPAP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/068052    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/055934
Publication Date: Fri Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 5/00
A61B 5/03
A61B 5/04
A61B 5/0488
A61B 5/145
A61J 15/00
A61M 1/00
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Inventors: KIM, Jae H.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF GASTRIC AIR FROM PREMATURE INFANTS ON NASAL CPAP
Abstract:
Systems and methods according to present principles meet the needs of the above in several ways, and in particular provide a product that can continuously monitor and remove air from the stomach without removing liquid from a premature neonate's stomach. The device works by providing suction pressure of, e.g., 10 ± 0.1 mmHg through the feeding tube to continuously remove air from the stomach. In this way the device prevents the problem of gastric distension all together. The pressure may be regulated by using an electronic control valve.