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In preterm infants with recurrent apnoea, methylxanthine reduces the number of episodes and the use of mechanical ventilation in the short term; caffeine is also associated with improved longer term outcomes
  1. Correspondence to Luigi Corvaglia
    Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, via Massarenti, 11, 40138 Bologna, Italy; luigi.corvaglia{at}unibo.it
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Corvaglia L, Aceti A
In preterm infants with recurrent apnoea, methylxanthine reduces the number of episodes and the use of mechanical ventilation in the short term; caffeine is also associated with improved longer term outcomes

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  • First published March 29, 2011.
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July 19, 2011

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