Is aspiration causing your pediatric patient's symptoms?

James D. Tutor, Robert Schoumacher

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Abstract

Aspiration is a relatively common phenomenon that can cause recurrent respiratory problems, such as cough, wheeze, and apnea, in infants and children. Risk factors include swallowing dysfunction, which may be associated with prematurity or certain anatomic defects, and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Physical examination findings include tachypnea, coarse expiratory crackles, hyperinflation, increased anteroposterior chest diameter, and chest wall retractions. It can be quite useful to observe the patient during feeding, with chest auscultation before and alter feeding. Diagnostic tests may include chest radiography, barium esophagogram, and esophageal pH monitoring. Treatment of aspiration in children depends on the cause. Mild swallowing dysfunction often can be managed with the use of thickened feedings and position changes during feeding. Therapy for GER includes nonpharmacologic measures; the use of drugs, such as H2 antagonists and proton pump inhibitors; and, in selected cases, surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-40
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Respiratory Diseases
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Thorax
Deglutition
Pediatrics
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal pH Monitoring
Tachypnea
Auscultation
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Respiratory Sounds
Thoracic Wall
Apnea
Barium
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Cough
Radiography
Physical Examination
Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Is aspiration causing your pediatric patient's symptoms? / Tutor, James D.; Schoumacher, Robert.

In: Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 30-40.

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