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Special airway concerns in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17412578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mucopolysaccharidoses are comprised of hereditary disorders joined by errant degradation of mucopolysaccharides. The relatively infrequent opportunity to care for these patients is evidenced by a fairly small number of case reports and anecdotal information. Though lifespan is increasing, onset of respiratory pathology or involvement remains portentous. We present two cases that punctuate the need for insightful decision making while managing the airway for these patients.
H Steven Sims; James J Kempiners
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory medicine     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0954-6111     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Med     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  2007-11-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908438     Medline TA:  Respir Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1779-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chicago Institute for Voice Care, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Intubation, Intratracheal
Mucopolysaccharidosis II / complications*
Mucopolysaccharidosis IV / complications*
Tracheostomy / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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