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Unilateral lung intubation for pulmonary air leak syndrome in neonates: a case series and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  20703979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Air leak syndrome represents a common set of complications of ventilated premature neonates and includes pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pulmonary interstitial emphysema, and pneumatocele. Unilateral intubation is an infrequently utilized treatment option. We report our experience of three cases of air leak syndrome in neonates, each treated with unilateral intubation, including two cases of recalcitrant pneumothorax. A review of the literature of similar neonatal cases is presented. In view of our experience and the review of the literature, we suggest that unilateral intubation is an efficient and relatively safe therapy in cases of neonatal air leak syndrome. It is also suggested that appropriate treatment duration should be at least 48 hours.
Leon J Joseph; Ruben Bromiker; Ori Toker; Michael S Schimmel; Shmuel Goldberg; Elie Picard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.
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