Predictive value of stridor in detecting laryngeal injury in extubated neonates.
FAN, LELAND L. MD; FLYNN, JOSEPH W. MD; PATHAK, DOROTHY R. PhD; MADDEN, WILLIAM A. MD
Critical Care Medicine.
10(7):453-455, July 1982.
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We evaluated 73 consecutively extubated neonates for evidence of acute laryngeal injury from intubation. Hoarseness and stridor were graded by a clinical scoring system. Direct laryngoscopy with a flexible fiberoptic broncboscope yielded a 44% incidence of moderate or major laryngeal injury. All patients with stridor had moderate or major injury, as did 38% of patients without stridor. Stridor was quite specific for detecting moderate or major injury but did not identify the type of injury.
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