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Developmental follow-up of long-term infant tracheostomy: a preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3924958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a retrospective study, medical records of a randomly selected sample of all infants less than 13 months old with tracheostomy of at least 1 month's duration were reviewed with respect to medical, demographic, and perinatal variables. Standardized outcome measures were used to document physical, cognitive, linguistic, and emotional development in a cross-sectional follow-up of all tracheostomized infants who were without primary mental retardation or neurological and physical handicap. The total sample of tracheostomized infants tended to be white, male, and premature, with moderate to severe medical illness in the perinatal period. There was a high rate of mortality and morbidity, with the majority of survivors presenting with multiple physical and mental handicaps. Follow-up of survivors without other major handicapping conditions suggested that long-term infant tracheostomy may be associated with impaired physical and emotional development, even when cognitive and language development are within normal limits. Pediatricians should be aware of the complex nature of this handicapping condition in order to coordinate appropriate interdisciplinary management.
Authors:
L T Singer; R Wood; S Lambert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0196-206X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-22     Completed Date:  1985-08-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006933     Medline TA:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Birth Weight
Body Height
Child Development*
Child, Preschool
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Infant
Intelligence
Language Development
Long-Term Care
Male
Social Adjustment
Tracheotomy / psychology*

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