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Gasping Syndrome

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Synonym: Neonatal Gasping Syndrome


A syndrome in preterm neonates exposed to benzyl alcohol preservative in intravascular solutions that is characterized by unremitting gasping respirations and may include anion gap metabolic acidosis, neurologic deterioration, renal failure, convulsions, intraventricular hemorrhage, and cardiovascular collapse. [from NCI]

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  • CROGVGasping Syndrome

Professional guidelines


Wu D, Li X, Guo X, Qin J, Li S
J Laryngol Otol 2017 Apr;131(4):363-367. doi: 10.1017/S0022215117000238. PMID: 28244843
Nurwidya F, Susanto AD, Juzar DA, Kobayashi I, Yunus F
Pneumologia 2016 Apr-Jun;65(2):72-5. PMID: 29539254

Recent clinical studies


Gershanik J, Boecler B, Ensley H, McCloskey S, George W
N Engl J Med 1982 Nov 25;307(22):1384-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJM198211253072206. PMID: 7133084

Clinical prediction guides

Manjunatha B, Sreevidya B, Lee SJ
Sci Total Environ 2021 Jan 15;752:141631. Epub 2020 Aug 15 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141631. PMID: 32889257

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