High-flow nasal cannula for the treatment of life-threatening plastic bronchitis

Vézina K, Dipchand AI, Narang I.

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Apr;55(4):E1-E2. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24695. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

PMID: 32068971

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Abstract

Plastic bronchitis (PB) is characterized by the formation of bronchial casts. It most frequently occurs in children with congenital heart disease, particularly post-Fontan procedure. Several medical and surgical therapies have been described in the literature with variable success. To our knowledge, this is the first time that overnight use of home high-flow nasal cannula is reported as a therapy to prevent recurrence of bronchial cast production in a child with PB post-Fontan.

 

source:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32068971/

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