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The acoustic characteristics of the cry of an infant with unilateral vocal fold paralysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3623805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have previously shown the acoustic similarity among well, full-term infants of the same post-conceptional and post-partum ages (Int. J. Pediat. Otorhinolaryngol., 10 (1985) 1-8). The objective of that research was to provide a template against which the cries of any given infant may be compared. This paper shows a more detailed analysis of both the normal infants' cries and the cry of an infant with a unilateral vocal fold paralysis. It is evident from this analysis that this infant's cry is not normal as it displays a spectrum not found in the cries of normal infants. What this research shows is that a technique is available with which it is possible to make a screening identification of those infants who merit further investigation. It is an objective of such research to determine if the cry of a given infant is abnormal in specifiable, and therefore diagnostic, ways. In this instance, we can conclude that the cry of this infant differs from that of one with a normal airway.
S E Gerber; C J Lynch; W S Gibson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-07     Completed Date:  1987-10-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Crying / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Speech Acoustics*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / physiopathology*

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