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Palatal groove formation in neonates and infants with orotracheal tubes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6475859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long-term use of orotracheal tubes has been associated with palatal groove formation, acquired cleft palate, and defective primary dentition. To determine the incidence of palatal groove formation, maxillary impressions were made of 63 neonates and infants who required orotracheal intubation for one to 62 days. A palatal groove was present in 47.6% of these neonates and infants. The incidence of palatal groove formation increased with a longer use of tubes, being 87.5% in those neonates and infants requiring tubes for more than two weeks.
A Erenberg; A J Nowak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-25     Completed Date:  1984-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  974-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Cleft Palate / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*
Palate / growth & development,  pathology*
Time Factors

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