A decade online (2000-2010)
Instrument of harm
>>The first breath
Postnatal placental circulation
Comments for the IACC
Conrad Simon (1963-1995)
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Death in a group home
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Eileen Nicole Simon
Conrad Simon Memorial Research Initiative
Circulation versus ventilation
first breath that opens the lungs. The first breath takes place only after
the capillaries that surround the alveoli fill with blood .
capillaries is uniform throughout the lungs. In Jäykkä's experiments,
external ventilation with air produced patchy uneven inflation, and mainly
in the lobes closest to the airways.
the umbilical cord by external ventilation, and according to increasingly
complicated theories of how to stimulate the first breath, and with
increasingly complicated technological devices [11, 12]
10. Jäykkä S. Capillary erection and the structural appearance of fetal and
neonatal lungs. Acta Paediatr. 1958 Sep;47(5):484-500.
11. Kattwinkel J, ed. Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation. 5th ed. Elk Grove
Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2006.
12. Kattwinkel J, Stewart C, Walsh B, Gurka M, Paget-Brown A. Responding to
compliance changes in a lung model during manual ventilation: perhaps
volume, rather than pressure, should be displayed. Pediatrics. 2009 Mar;