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Nasal airway resistance in the newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2038653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study aimed to provide normative data for nasal airway resistance in the newborn. Anterior rhinomanometry was performed on 17 full term Caucasian infants aged 1 to 4 days, birthweight 3100 to 4150 g. No sedation or decongestion was performed. Average unilateral nasal resistance was 4.86 kPa/l/s (SD = 2.41) at a pressure threshold of 75 Pa. Average nasal resistance calculated from the right and left side recordings was 2.14 kPa/l/s (SD = 0.77). This corresponds to 21.8 cm H2O/l/s (SD = 7.9). The nasal resistance of the newborn thus is approximately 10 times that of the adult.
B Solow; B Peitersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rhinology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0300-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Rhinology     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-03     Completed Date:  1991-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0347242     Medline TA:  Rhinology     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Resistance / physiology*
Infant, Newborn / physiology*
Nasal Cavity / physiology
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