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Intraesophageal pressure monitoring in infants with respiratory disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6339167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrapleural (Ppl) and intraesophageal pressure (Pes) measurements were compared during spontaneous respiration in sick infants. The Pes, measured with a water-filled catheter, indicates pressure variations in the esophagus to be about 4.5% smaller than in the pleural cavity. However, there is a highly significant linear correlation (r = 0.96, p less than 0.001) between pressure variations in the pleural cavity and in the esophagus during spontaneous respiration; i.e., Pes monitoring will indicate Ppl variations. Air in the pleural cavity causes marked diminution in Pes fluctuation. Continuous monitoring of Pes may be useful in the early detection of pulmonary air leak in neonates with respiratory disorders.
H Korvenranta; P Kero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Esophagus / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
Pleura / physiology*
Pneumothorax / therapy
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy

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