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Iatrogenic epithelial change caused by endotracheal intubation of neonates.
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PMID:  3622351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tracheae of 20 neonates were obtained at postmortem examination. All neonates had been intubated for between 4 h and 105 days. The tracheal epithelial lining was examined by both light and scanning electron microscopy. Five tracheae which had never been intubated served as controls. All of these showed ciliation throughout their length. Those neonates who had been intubated showed epithelial change which ranged from a simple deciliation to a full stratified squamous epithelium. The degree of change was broadly related to the duration of intubation.
G S Gau; T A Ryder; M A Mobberley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-30     Completed Date:  1987-09-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cilia / ultrastructure
Epithelium / pathology
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Time Factors
Trachea / injuries*,  pathology

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