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Sara B DeMauro, Julie L Wei, Richard J Lin
Neonates and infants may need a tracheostomy for many different reasons, ranging from airway obstruction to a requirement for long term mechanical ventilator support. Here, we present the pathophysiology of the many congenital and acquired conditions that might be managed with a tracheostomy. Decisions about tracheostomy demand consideration of not only the benefits, but also the potential side-effects, which may differ in the short and long term and may be attributable to underlying conditions as well as the tracheostomy...
August 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Shyan Vijayasekaran, Janet Lioy, Kathryn Maschhoff
Differences between neonatal, pediatric and adult airway anatomy, structure and function are important to understand. Size, surface area, proportion, resistance and compliance are all very different between age groups and infants are certainly not small adults. Knowledge of these airway differences is essential in rapid correction of an emergency situation. Unanticipated airway emergencies are the most serious of all and may be classified into profiles such as the unanticipated emergency in the non-intubated patient, the unanticipated emergency in the intubated patient, and patients with tracheostomy...
August 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Huayan Zhang, Jie Zhang, Shunying Zhao
Over the past four decades, advances in neonatal intensive care have led to the survival of smaller and more immature infants. The improved survival of very low birth weight infants is associated with long term respiratory morbidity, most frequently in the form of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In this review, we will discuss the pathogenesis, risk factor as well as management of commonly seen acquired airway disorders associated with prematurity, prolonged intubation and ventilation.
August 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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