The aim of this research is to predict the interaction of neonates suffering from Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) with high frequency pressure oscillations (HFPO) such as those produced by a bubble oscillation (BO) system. Many different postulations exist as to why pressure oscillations enhance respiratory performance; however, the scope of this work focuses on the speculation that the vibrations produced by the pressure oscillations cause the neonatal airway walls to resonate at their natural frequencies, thereby helping to relax the respiratory walls and give the neonate a better chance of recovery.

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