Problem

Asphyxia of newborn

Other Names:
Apnoea of newborn
Imperfect lung aeration
Respiratory paralysis of newborn
Blue newborn
Asphyxia pallida
Nature:
From 1972, prolonged apnoea was considered to increase the risk of cot death in newborn babies. A large industry developed to provide baby respiration monitors for use by anxious parents. In the 1990s, the evidence for the primary role of apnoea in cot death was challenged and discounted.
Narrower Problems:
Atelectasis
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
13.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST