Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Does Not Have Long-Term Harmful Effects on Sleep

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Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study. Carole L. Marcus, MBBCh, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, expressed that 201 premature infants who participated in the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity study found no evidence of long-term detrimental effects of caffeine treatment on sleep duration or sleep apnea during childhood. Via Newswise. Posted September 21, 2014.
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