publication . Article . 1986

Acquired Tracheomegaly in Very Preterm Neonates

Vinod K. Bhutani; Thomas H. Shaffer; William G. Ritchie;
  • Published: 01 May 1986 Journal: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, volume 140, page 449 (issn: 1072-4710, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
• Proximal airways are compliant structures at early gestational ages and may be susceptible to pressure-induced deformation following prolonged ventilatory support. Sixteen neonates (mean ± SD gestational age, 27.0 ±0.6 weeks; mean ± SD birth weight, 847 ±68 g) were studied to assess tracheal volume deformation. The neonates received ventilatory support for a mean ± SD duration of 25.4±4.9 days. During this period the maximum peak inspiratory pressures ranged from 15 to 25 cm H 2 O, and respirations ranged from 20/min to 60/min. These neonates were studied at seven days postextubation and were individually matched for body weight with 16 nonventilated neonates....
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