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Upper airway size while sucking on a pacifier in an infant with micrognathia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18086042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an infant with micrognathia, who was being evaluated after an apparent life-threatening event, respiration timed lateral radiographs showed an increase in the width of the middle airway space during inspiration from 2 mm without the pacifier to 9 mm while sucking on a pacifier. This observation is consistent with the hypothesis that the well-documented association between the pacifier use and reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome may be at least in part related to changes in airway size.
Shirley L Tonkin; Sally A Vogel; Alistair J Gunn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-18     Completed Date:  2008-05-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Micrognathism / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
New Zealand
Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
Respiratory System / anatomy & histology,  pathology
Sucking Behavior / physiology*
Sudden Infant Death / prevention & control*

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