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Resonance frequency in respiratory distress syndrome.
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PMID:  11040169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To observe how the resonance frequency changes with the course of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), by examining the effect of changing static compliance on the resonance frequency in premature infants. METHODS: In 12 ventilated premature infants with RDS (mean gestational age 26.6 weeks, mean birth weight 0.84 kg), resonance frequency and static compliance were determined serially using phase analysis and single breath mechanics technique respectively in the first seven days of life. RESULTS: The minimum number of measurements done in any one baby was three and maximum was five in this seven day study period. The first measurement in each baby was done within the first 72 hours of life. The increase in compliance in this period varied from 27% to 179%. The variation in the corresponding resonance frequency was within 2 Hz in eight babies and within 6 Hz in all recruited babies. CONCLUSIONS: The resonance frequency of the respiratory system in preterm infants with RDS remains remarkably constant in the early stages of the illness, despite relatively large changes in static compliance.
S Lee; A D Milner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-06     Completed Date:  2000-12-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F203-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Newborn Respiratory Unit, Department of Paediatrics, 4th floor, North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK.
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MeSH Terms
High-Frequency Ventilation / methods
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / physiopathology*
Respiratory Mechanics

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