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Frequency and severity of apnoea in lower respiratory tract infection in infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6870329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty four hour recordings of heart rate and respiration were made on 60 infants with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) during the acute phase of the illness, on 20 infants with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and on 21 control infants. Infants with LRTI and URTI had more apnoeic episodes of longer than 10 seconds compared with controls. The length of apnoeic episodes was greatest in the LRTI group but their frequency decreased with age. In both the LRTI and URTI groups apnoea was associated with bradycardia but the LRTI group also suffered an appreciable number of episodes of bradycardia without apnoea.
I Mitchell; R P Barclay; R Railton; J Fisher; J Conely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-26     Completed Date:  1983-08-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Apnea / etiology*
Heart Rate
Respiratory Tract Infections / complications*,  physiopathology
Time Factors

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